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Two faces (one outlined, the other of a long-haired youth) expressing esteem. Etching by B. Picart, 1713, after C. Le Brun.

  • Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690.
Date
[1713]
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33454i
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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 marche aux pommes a l'etoile)] : [chez B. Picart le Rom], [1713]

Physical description

2 prints : etching ; platemark (L): 9.3 x 5.9 cm

Lettering

L'estime. L'estime

Lettering note

Bears numbers : P.3a

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33454i

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  • French


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