Girard Audran, with commentary by C. Fenner
Die Proportionen des menschlichen Körpers: mit Massangaben dargestellt nach den berümtesten Antiken
Art. Institut Orell Füssli
As a scholar of ancient sculpture, I was lucky to discover this folio on my first foray as a Grolier member to the Brooklyn Antiquarian Bookfair last September. Beginning in the early Renaissance, Greco-Roman sculpture inspired wonder, emulation, theorization, and collecting. Gérard (Girard) Audran’s folio, Les Proportions du Corps Humain, first published in 1683, became a widely-popular artists’ manual translated into English, Italian, and German. This 1894 first edition was printed by Switzerland’s oldest publishing house.
From the collection of Catherine Vanderpool