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Two faces, one in outline, expressing horror. Etching by B. Picart, 1713, after C. Le Brun.

  • Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690.
Date
[1713]
Reference
33495i
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Description

Le Brun's depiction of the passions is supported by his theory of the passions, which is delineated in the 'Conférence'. In Cartesian style, each compound passion is an organisation of the six simple passions of admiration, love, hatred, desire, joy and sadness. For instance, jealousy is a composite of love and hate; despair "is a strong persuasion of not being able to obtain what we desire"

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam (Sur La. Cingel vis a vis le marché aux pommes à l'étoile)] : [chez B. Picart le Rom], [1713]

Physical description

2 prints : etching ; platemark (L): 9.5 x 5.8 cm

Lettering

L'horreur. L'horreur

Lettering note

Bears numbers : P. 13a

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33495i

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  • French


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