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CHAUVEAU, François (1613--1676)
La vie de St. Bruno fondateur de l'ordre des Chartreux peinte au cloistre de la Chartreuse de Paris par Eustache Le Sueur peintre ordinaire du Roy gravée par Francois Chavueau [i.e. Chauveau] ...
A Paris chez Demortain. Et chez Cousinet, [c. 1660?].
Engr. t.-pl., engr. dedic., 22 pl. ; 39.4 cm. (2°)

The dedication to the 'Peres Prieur Et Religieux De La Chartreuse of Paris' is signed by the publisher Cousinet. The 22 canvases of the life of St. Bruno were painted by Le Sueur between 1645 and 1648. After the destruction of the monastery, the paintings were placed first in the Palais Luxembourg, then in the Musée Royal, and finally in the Louvre. Lithographic reproductions were published in 1822 when the paintings were exhibited in the Musée Royal.

Copy Notes Bought from Mons. Salmon for 1 napoleon [20 francs], September 1819. (Priv. Corr. XIV.B.4.6).

Binding C17th quarter calf, mottled vellum boards, gilt-tooled spine with floral motifs, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1886


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