The catalog emphasizes the skill and observational gifts of Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704–1788), who renewed the art of portrait painting and the technique of pastel to offer an original panorama of the cosmopolitan society of the eighteenth century.
Albert Besnard and Georges Wildenstein
Paris, Les Beaux-Arts, Édition d’études et de documents
collection “L’Art français”
333 pages, 25 x 32.5 cm
268 black & white figures and 120 black & white plates
Out of print
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