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A female face expressing admiration tinged with astonishment. Engraving by M. Engelbrecht, 1732, after C. Le Brun.

Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690.
Date
1732

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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"

Lettering

L'admiration avec etonnement. Die Erstaunung. Mart. Engelbrecht exc. Aug. V

Publication/Creation

Aug. V. [Augsburg] : Martin Engelbrecht exc, 1732.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 25 x 19 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32634i

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Language

  • German


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A female face expressing admiration tinged with astonishment. Engraving by M. Engelbrecht, 1732, after C. Le Brun. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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