Conference de Monsieur Le Brun... Sur l'Expression generale & particuliere, Amsterdam

Illustrated by Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690), Engraved by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Publisher Jean-Louis de Lorme (Dutch, born about 1665), Publisher Etienne Picart, le Romain (French, 1632–1721)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet III, 910


Overall: 16.8 x 10.1 x 2 cm (6 5/8 x 4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved frontispiece and 41 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Jean-Louis de Lorme and Paris: Etienne Picart, 1698) Octavo; 87 leaves; contemporary speckled brown calf (rebacked with gilt-stamped spine and red leather label).

Illustrations of facial expressions intended for artists’ use.

Amsterdam: Jean-Louis de Lorme, and Paris: Etienne Picart, 1698


G. Steevens; Juliana [Allis?--inscription dated 1837]; Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., New York, from whom purchased by MFA, May 13, 1981.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund