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The Beast of Gévaudan (1764–1767)

- June 19, 2019 in Beast of Gévaudan, France, François Antoine, Panic, wolf, Wolf of Chazes, wolves

Illustrations of a mysterious and terrifying animal that terrorised a small region of France in the 1760s.

The Beast of Gévaudan (1764–1767)

- June 19, 2019 in Beast of Gévaudan, France, François Antoine, Panic, Wolf of Chazes, wolves

Illustrations of a mysterious and terrifying animal that terrorised a small region of France in the 1760s.

Book of French Textile Samples (1863)

- May 30, 2017 in cloth, design, fabric, France, pattern, pattern book, patterns, textiles, watercolours

This delightful book features a collection of nineteenth-century textile samples — in the form of watercolour copies — from the Robert Maison company.

Book of French Textile Samples (1863)

- May 30, 2017 in cloth, design, fabric, France, pattern, pattern book, patterns, textiles, watercolours

This delightful book features a collection of nineteenth-century textile samples — in the form of watercolour copies — from the Robert Maison company.

Book of French Textile Samples (1863)

- May 30, 2017 in cloth, design, fabric, France, pattern, pattern book, patterns, textiles, watercolours

This delightful book features a collection of nineteenth-century textile samples — in the form of watercolour copies — from the Robert Maison company.

Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

- May 23, 2017 in Balzac, France, grandville, J.J. Grandville, paris, satire

Collection of acerbic animal fables, penned by the likes of Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, and illustrated by the brilliant J. J. Grandville.

Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

- May 23, 2017 in Balzac, France, grandville, J.J. Grandville, paris, satire

Collection of acerbic animal fables, penned by the likes of Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, and illustrated by the brilliant J. J. Grandville.

Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

- May 23, 2017 in Balzac, France, grandville, J.J. Grandville, paris, satire

Collection of acerbic animal fables, penned by the likes of Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, and illustrated by the brilliant J. J. Grandville.

The Little Book of Love

- February 14, 2014 in France, heart, love, love poetry, poetry, rennaisance, valentine

A Valentine's gift to top all Valentine's gifts - the Petit Livre d’Amour (Little Book of Love) was an ornate bespoke book given by the 16th-century Lyon-born poet Pierre Salas to his then lover and future wife Marguerite Bullioud.

The Sketchbooks of Jacques-Louis David

- October 22, 2013 in collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, France, french revolution, Images, Images-18th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-People, Jacques-Louis David, napoleon, rome, sketchbook, The Getty, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide

Selections from “Album 11″, a sketchbook belonging to the French neoclassical painter and revolutionary Jacques-Louis David. The sketches are from his student years in Rome in the 1770s, a time in which he became obsessed with the ancient and Renaissance art to be found in the city. During this period he made well over 1000 “Roman sketches” and relied on them as a visual resource throughout his career. Once returned to Paris, David dismantled his sketchbooks and reorganised the leaves into albums according to type, numbering 12 in total. This 11th album – held by the Getty Research Institute and included in The Getty’s Open Content program – is mainly concerned with studies of the bas-reliefs and sculptures from prominent Italian collections, including the ancient Roman paintings unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum. David was arguably the most influential European artist of the late 18th century, his thoughtful style of “history painting” marking a change in the moral climate at a crucial time in European history: the end of the Ancien Regime and birth of the French Revolution. David, a close friend of the revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre, was an active supporter of the French Revolution (he voted for the execution […]