Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor Juliet Carey

ISBN: 9781903470725

Published: February 28th 2008

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199 pages


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Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor  by  Juliet Carey

Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor by Juliet Carey
February 28th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 199 pages | ISBN: 9781903470725 | 7.54 Mb

Waddesdon Manor was built and furnished by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) to show off his works of art and to entertain the fashionable world. The drawings gathered in this book include works by major French draughtsmen of the eighteenthMoreWaddesdon Manor was built and furnished by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) to show off his works of art and to entertain the fashionable world.

The drawings gathered in this book include works by major French draughtsmen of the eighteenth century, including François Boucher, Jean Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Nicolas Lancret, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, and Jean Baptiste Le Prince. The selection reflects the diversity of the Rothschild Collection and the overlapping preoccupations and unflagging curiosity of its creators.

It encompasses observation and invention, academic learning and social comment, propaganda and reportage, and sheds light on the many different techniques and uses of drawing.



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