PIERRE BRUEGHEL LE JEUNE, by Georges Marlier - 1969


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Pierre Bruegel Le Jeune

by Georges Marlier 

posthumous Edition, edited and annotated by Jacqueline Folie

FIRST EDITION. Text in French. Brussels, Belgium: Editions Robert Finck, 1969.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Volume features full-color illustrated DJ, as well as antique-style red cloth covers with gilt on rounded spine.
  • Book exhibits minor overall aging and wear.
  • Covers are vibrant, and display minimal wear with minimal rubbing of corners, and some dirt along foot edges. Foot edge of front board shows a small bump. 
  • Spine shows minimal wear to ends, and is vibrant.
  • Binding is secure, and slightly cocked backwards. (See photos)
  • Illustration plates are well preserved on high-gloss paper, with minor toning that barely shows on vibrant colors. 
  • Interior features high-gloss pages, shows minor toning that is a little stronger along edges.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are a little dusty along head, and show some dirt to foot corner, as well as along foot edge. (See photos)
  • DJ display gentle overall toning, as well as some edgewear, with edges gently lifting. Head of spine and head edge of back show some rubbing, with a small <0.25" tear near head corner of back. (See photos)
  • SC20200312

481 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.

Book features DJ with full-color reproduction of painting on front, as well as red cloth covers with gilt on rounded spine.

Volume is lavishly illustrated with full-color and B&W reproductions of paintings. Text is in French. Features a first part on the life of the artist, followed by an elaborate display of works, paired with a thorough historical and descriptive text.

This is a remarkable work on the work of the Belgian painter. Lavishly illustrated with reproductions of many of the most celebrated paintings, the magnificent catalog is paired with a fascinating text that provides a biography of the artist and puts the various paintings into the context of his life as well as of the time in which they were created. A special section discusses those of his works that were copies of the works of his father, Pierre Brueghel the Elder - of whom he was a long time imitator. The author classifies Brueghel's works by subjects, from landscapes to his depictions of proverbs and his first works, achieving a priceless reference on the life and work of a great artist. 

Pieter Brueghel Le Jeune (1564 or 1565-1636) was a Belgian Renaissance painter. Greatly influenced by his father, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, he quickly found himself at the head of a very productive workshop, and came to be nicknamed "Brueghel from Hell" due to his fascination with fire in the theme of his paintings. The entirety of his work exhibits the Flemish realism style. Rustic and rocky settings are characteristic of his paintings.

EDITION POINTS: First Edition, posthumous, edited and annotated by Jacqueline Folie.

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