Boucher

Boucher

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"[...]the procession of the Fete-Dieu-called the Exposition de la Jeunesse. There was a thing happened about this time that was to be of large significance to the young fellow's craftsmanship. Watteau had lately died, his eager will burning out the poor stricken body. His friend De Julienne, anxious to publish a book to Watteau's memory, strolled into the engraving-studio behind "Pere Cars'" shop, where Boucher and his comrade, Laurent Cars, were wont to spend a part of their time; and he commissioned Boucher to engrave 125 of the plates after the dead master. Watteau's essentially French influence was the impulse above all others to thrust forward the development of Boucher's genius along its right path, and sent his art towards its great goal. The business was a rare delight to the young artist, and in the doing of it he learnt many lessons which added greatly to the enhancement of his style; whilst the payment of[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.52mm | 86.18g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507547153
  • 9781507547151

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