LA PLUS ANCIENNE GRAVURE SUR CUIVRE FAITE DANS LES PAYS-BAS and LES GRANDES ARMOIRIES DU DUC CHARLES DE BOURGOGNE. Alexandre Pinchart, Ch. de Brou.

LA PLUS ANCIENNE GRAVURE SUR CUIVRE FAITE DANS LES PAYS-BAS and LES GRANDES ARMOIRIES DU DUC CHARLES DE BOURGOGNE.

2 volumes

  • (Paris): n.p., n.d. (but circa 1876).
  • 8vo.
  • later cloth with embossed seal (entwined Ls in an oval, surmounted by a crown)
  • 9 pages + one fold out leaf of plates in black and white; 20 pages

Price: $45.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 77096

A pair of offprint articles, one responding to the other, from La Revue Universelle des Arts and the Bulletin des Commissions royales d'art et d'archéologie, bound separately. The Pinchart article seems to dismantle the criticism voiced by de Brou in his initial article challenging the authorship status of the Flemish Master ES of 1466 in as far as regards the large coats-of-arms of the duc de Bourgogne, preferring instead to side with earlier scholars Harzen and Alvin. The second article, in typical scholarly fashion, attacks its predecessor articles on the grounds of their conclusions and the linguistic formulations thereof, in order to underscore the greater clarity and convincingness of its arguments. As a pair, interesting for the individual desirous of learning about early copper engraving in the Low Countries, as well as about the dynamics of nineteenth-century French scholarly debate in print. Traces of original blue stiff paper wrapper visible along spine of the volume.