Lot 269: LE BRUN, CHARLES. A Series of Lithographic Drawings Illustrative of the Relation Between the Human Physiognomy
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: LE BRUN, CHARLES. A Series of Lithographic Drawings Illustrative of the Relation Between the Human Physiognomy and that of the Brute Creation. Lithographed portrait frontispiece of Le Brun, title-page, 35 (of 37) lithographed plates, extra suite of 8 Georgian stipple-engraved female heads inserted at rear. 1/4 red morocco backed publisher''s boards, disbound, heavily worn; foxed, stained, several plates with small tears, sold as is. London, 1827
Notes: Lithographs of Le Brun''s unusual and often uncanny seventeenth-century zoomorphic comparisons between the facial features of humans and beasts.