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A French Alphabet Book of 1814: For Alfred Bourdier de Beauregard, Created by His Uncle Arnaud at the Chateau de Beaumont de Beauregard

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This charming primer on the alphabet captures the essence of everyday life among the French aristocracy in 1814 in a uniquely detailed series of watercolor drawings made as an alphabet book for a young French aristocrat by his uncle. The drawings give fascinating views of the family chateau and its grounds, its elegantly appointed interiors, the private chapel, as well as the kitchen, workshops, and stables. The boy's clothing and pastimes are all minutely illustrated as are his instruction in polite manners, music, and the arts. The pages are full of amusing puns and now obscured meanings-the French captions translated into the English of the period-preserving a life of enchantment and privilege which has long since vanished.

About the Author

Charles Plante is the director of Charles Plante Fine Arts, one of the leading British antique galleries specializing in watercolors, drawings and the decorative arts of the neoclassical period (1760-1840). His previous books include Inside Out: Historic Watercolor Drawings, Oil Sketches and Paintings of Interiors and Exteriors 17701870 and Designs for Gilt Bronze Objects for the French Restoration 18141830.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847830107
Subtitle:
For Alfred Bourdier De Beauregard, Created by his uncle Arnaud at the Chateau DeBeaumoont De Beauregard
Author:
Plante, Charles
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Subject:
Techniques - Watercolor Painting
Subject:
French language
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Alphabet books
Subject:
French language -- Alphabet.
Subject:
Watercolor
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071023
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
114
Dimensions:
9.34x6.82x.54 in. 1.06 lbs.

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