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This book marks the beginning of a second series in the collection "L'Art français". In this smaller size, the volume is intended for a larger public, offering the same rigorous analysis of the work, but proposing fewer works in the catalogue. This new orientation is particularly well adapted to a painter like Nicolas de LARGILLIERRE (1656-1746), a remarkable artist whose abundant and varied works oblige a selection of texts and works. "He composed with the greatest ease and never was there a greater practitioner," said the collector Pierre Mariette. In 1753, in the second volume of his Abécédaire, this latter reported that the portraits done by the artist's hand numbered 1,600.

Georges PASCAL, Largillierre.
Paris, Les Beaux-Arts, Édition d'études et de documents, collection "L'Art français", 1928.
Size 14 x 19 cm, 156 p., 32 black and white heliogravures, with a tentative catalogue of 219 entries.

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