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Anne Vallayer-Coster : Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette

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Anne Vallayer-Coster : Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette by Edited by Eik Kahng and Marianne Roland Michel; With contributions by Colin B. B, 9780300093292
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  • ISBN: 9780300093292 | 0300093292
  • Cover: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 6/10/2002
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Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) was one of the most talented still-life painters of the French school. Her exquisite paintings, today located in some of the world's finest museums, were admired and collected by many of her contemporaries, including Marie Antoinette, who became the artist's most important patron.

This lavishly illustrated book, the first devoted to Vallayer-Coster in over 30 years, presents a stunning array of the artist's still-life works, many of which have never before been reproduced in color. Recently rediscovered works, including three royal portraits from the collection of Versailles and a hitherto unknown pastel of Marie Antoinette, are published here for the first time. The authors draw on the most current research to examine Vallayer-Coster's relationship with landscape painter Joseph Vernet; her response to her immediate predecessor, still-life painter Jean-Simeon Chardin; her role with contemporary collectors of her art; and her place in the larger context of the eighteenth-century art world. The book also includes new archival an

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