Traite De Mignature pour apprendre aisement a peindre sans maitre. Claude BOUTET.
Traite De Mignature pour apprendre aisement a peindre sans maitre.
Traite De Mignature pour apprendre aisement a peindre sans maitre.
Traite De Mignature pour apprendre aisement a peindre sans maitre.

Traite De Mignature pour apprendre aisement a peindre sans maitre.


BOUTET, Claude. Traite De Mignature pour apprendre aisement a peindre sans maitre. Avec le secret de faire les plus belles couleurs, l'or bruni & l'or en coquille. [16], 175, [1] pp. Illustrated with woodcut head- and tailpieces, initials, and one woodcut diagram showing resizing of an image. 8vo., 157 x 95 mm, bound in contemporary mottled calf. Paris: Christophe Ballard, 1711.

Later edition of Boutet's manual on miniature painting, giving pigment and colour recipes and instructions on drawing, using a compass, preparing vellum, etc. The examples are specific: how to achieve proper colours for tan architecture, red drapery, blue skies, burnished gold and gold shell. A woodcut diagram shows an apparatus for reducing a drawing. Originally published in 1674, the text was very popular and reprinted many times.

PROVENANCE: Pamela and Raymond Lister, bookplate on front pastedown.

Massing 16 (identifying 26 editions or printings, a list "undoubtedly incomplete").

Item nr. 143602
Price: $375.00

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