Diary of the Cavaliere Bernini's Visit to France
de Chantelou, Paul Freart. edited with an introduction by Anthony Blunt. Annotations by George C. Bauer. translated by Margery Corbett

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1985 First edition Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dust jacket and boards. Spine of dj faded. 366 p. w/ illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. An intimate and uncommon view of an artist at the height of his craft, from a diary written down during the visit in 1665. de Chantelou himself was a wealthy collector and was assigned by Louis XIV to welcome and accompany Bernini while he was at Paris. Very good Hardcover in full cloth (Item ID: 16747)


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