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 entire work 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 musée 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, on the subject in the Sorbonne.
This book, both scientific and dedicated to a wide audience, is very well written in a litterary style.
Desportes paintings are present all over the world in the most famous museums as well as in pretigions private collections.

23.5 x 29.7 cm
328 pages
273 illustrations
Hardbound under laminated jacket
ISBN: 978-2-903824-70-9 49,00