High Baroque Ideal Human Proportions

Les Proportions du Corps Humain, Mesurées sur les plus belles Figures de l'Antiquité.

Paris: Chez Girard Audran, Graveur du Roy, rue S. Jacques, aux deux Piliers d'or, 1683.

Price: $2,000.00

About the item

First edition. [4] preliminary leaves, and 30 engraved plates by Audran, each mounted to a stub. 1 vols. Folio. High Baroque Ideal Human Proportions. Contemporary boards, rubbed, spine defective. Title page a little dusty, occasional light soiling and/or staining to plates (mostly marginal), which are otherwise bright and clean.

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A detailed and elaborate study of the ideal human proportions as derived from the measurement of ancient sculpture, by one of the greatest engravers and etchers of his day, third son of the Claude Audran, close associate of Charles Le Brun himself, student of Carlo Maratta in Rome, and etcher-engraver to Louis XIV.