Printing the Grand Manner
Charles Le Brun and Monumental Prints in the Age of Louis XIV
Louis Marchesano and Christian Michel
The two essays and the catalogue entries in this volume focus on 11 of the monumental reproductive engravings made of Charles Le Brun's paintings. The authors not only relate the fascinating story of the production of these prints but also explore their role in the glorification of Louis XIV and in forming critical opinion of Le Brun as an artist and as an advocate of history painting in the Grand Manner.