1656 1st ed Art of Portraiture Jean Cousin Sculpting Artistic Anatomy Drawing

COUSIN, Jean (the younger).

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A rare first edition of Jean Cousin’s, a 16th-century French painter, Science of the Portrait. While this book was initially intended to be an instructional manual on drawing the human form, it quickly became as famous, or more so, as his father’s Book on Perspective. The Cousin name was synonymous during the 16th-and 17th-century with painting and sculpting. Their art books were so popular that there are no known existing copies of any of the 1571 or 1589 editions left today! No other books are as famous or well-known in the artistic-anatomy field as these! The 37 woodcut engravings depict the human body in parts and in whole.

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1656 1st ed Art of Portraiture Jean Cousin Sculpting Artistic Anatomy Drawing

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A rare first edition of Jean Cousin’s, a 16th-century French painter, Science of the Portrait. While this book was initially intended to be an instructional manual on drawing the human form, it quickly became as famous, or more so, as his father’s Book on Perspective. The Cousin name was synonymous during the 16th-and 17th-century with painting and sculpting. Their art books were so popular that there are no known existing copies of any of the 1571 or 1589 editions left today! No other books are as famous or well-known in the artistic-anatomy field as these! The 37 woodcut engravings depict the human body in parts and in whole.

Price: $1950

COUSIN, Jean (the younger).

La vraye science de la pourtraicture : descrite et demonstrée par Maistre Jean Cousin, peintre et géometrien tres-excellence …

À Paris, Chez Guillaume Le Bé, rue Saint-Jean de Beauvais, MDCLVI. [1656]. First edition. Illustrated, added title page. Licquet 2930. Weigel 19497.

Details:

  • Collated and complete: 40 leaves (blanks from professional rebinding), 37, of which are woodcut illustrations
    • Signatures: A4, B2, C-E4, F2, G-K4
  • Bound in darkened, fine leather
  • Language: French
  • Size: ~7in X 9.5in (18cm x 24cm)
  • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present. We find an auction record from 2008 having sold for over $2,000

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Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

COUSIN, Jean (the younger).

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete