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  • A wonderful set of eight plates from Charles Paillasson's ‘L'Art d'Ecrire’ or ‘The Art of Writing’, created in collaboration with the famed French engraver Augustin de Saint-Aubin, in the C18th. All individually framed. Charles Paillasson's celebrated handwriting manual ‘L'Art d'Ecrire’, was originally published in 1763 as part of Diderot and D'Alembert's ‘Encyclopédie’. 


    Paillasson was born in 1718, son of the master writer Jean-Jacques Paillasson, who died in 1754. Anxious to enhance the prestige of calligraphy in France, he was part of several Parisian academics supporting this cause and was among those who offered, in 1763 and 1767, gifts in calligraphy to Louis XV. By 1776 he was a writer in the king's cabinet, and in 1780 he was appointed First Secretary. Paillasson died in 1789.


    Provenance: The Property of a Country House



    W: 47 cm

    H: 60 cm

    D: 2 cm


    Ref: 1569

    A Set of Eight Framed Charles Paillasson’s ‘L’Art d’Ecrire’ Plates

    SKU: 1569
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