The Drawings of Raymond Lafage

  • Nathan T. Whitman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 79-147

About this book


List of Illustrations xiii The Life I The Style 19 Contents The Drawings 40 Appraisal and Evaluation 64 Bibliography 79 Notes 82 Index 90 Illustrations vii The French seventeenth century remains at the present moment one of the few areas in the history of later western art which still needs intensive study. Even the work of Pous­ sin, its most outstanding painter and the object of a continu­ ous stream of encomiums stretching back to his own life­ time, has only recently begun to be explored with the full scholarly apparatus of contemporary art history, and a definitive monograph is probably still some years in the future. La Tour and the Le Nain brothers have been intro­ duced into the company of great artists only within the past Foreword quarter century, and with significant discoyeries still being made complete evaluations are as yet not even to be contem­ plated. After numerous casual encounters with the frequent­ ly handsome if astonishingly varied canvases of Bourdon, one becomes suspicious of the ever repeated dismissal of his work as merely eclectic and longs for a revealing analysis of his purposes and patronage. The harsh Latinity of Valentin, the sumptuous strangeness ofVignon, the audacious languor of Antoine Coypel, these are some of the many topics that still await careful investigation and evaluation.


Contemporary art art bibliography etching event french future history history of literature object present seventeenth century style

Authors and affiliations

  • Nathan T. Whitman
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1963
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0368-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-0941-1
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