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Alexandre Joseph Paillet (1743-1814): study of a Parisian art dealer
In the last half of the eighteenth century the Parisian art market developed modern working practices: after 1760, in response to an increased demand for art, a separate class of art dealers emerged. Probably based on the methods of art commerce in Holland, the Parisian dealers evolved into highly trained experts, connoisseurs ...
An assembly of ladies: the fifteenth-century pictorial tradition of Christine de Pizan's La cité des dames and Le trésor de la cité des dames
Christine de Pizan was one of the first vernacular authors to supervise the copying and illustration of her books in the early fifteenth-century. Writing between 1390 and 1429, she produced a vast array of works in verse and prose for members of the French court. This study examines the relationship between text and image in ...