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A monument supported by crossed porte-crayons and surmounted by the head of an angel: frontispiece to the depictions of the passions. Engraving by M. Engelbrecht (?), 1732, after C. Le Brun.

Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690.
Date
1732

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Credit: A monument supported by crossed porte-crayons and surmounted by the head of an angel: frontispiece to the depictions of the passions. Engraving by M. Engelbrecht (?), 1732, after C. Le Brun. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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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"

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Expressions des passions de l'ame. Representées en plusieurs testes gravées d'après les desseins de feu Monsieur le Brun premier peintre du roy ...

Publication/Creation

Aug[usta] Vind[icorum] [Augsburg] : Martin Engelbrecht excudit, 1732.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 25.1 x 19 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33211i

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  • German


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