This autoritative monography is the only complete publication on one of the most famous animal painters of the Ancien Régime, in France. Together with the catalogue raisonné which constitutes the second volume, over 1100 illustrations, represent the work of the life of an artist devoted to nature, plants animals as well as the refinement of the table of the Court of Louis XV.
Started by the famous art historian, and curator of the musées de la Chasse, Georges de Lastic, this study has been achieved by Pierre Jacky, vice-president of the World’s Monuments Fund Europe, who made his thesis in the Sorbonne, on the subject.
This book, both scientific and dedicated to a wide audience, is very well written in a litterary style, which renders it attractive to all the animal lovers, the sportsmen as well as the amateurs of plants and trees.
Desportes paintings are present all over the world in the most famous museums as well as in pretigions private collections.
Desportes also made the preparatory drawings for the series of tapestries on the New Indies, woven in the Gobelins.
- Format: 23,5 x 29,7 cm
- Binding: hardbound