This gorgeous volume--published to coincide with an exhibition on the J. Paul Getty Museum to be held from may perhaps 1 to September 2, 2007--is the 1st to target the sequence of life-size pictures painted by way of the eighteenth-century artist Jean-Baptiste Oudry of the animals in Louis XV's royal menagerie at Versailles. A tiger, a lion, a leopard, and, such a lot striking of all, the recognized rhinoceros often called Clara joined a bunch of different unique animals in Oudry's "painted menagerie," which used to be bought in 1750 via his German purchaser, the Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
The book's insightful essays situate this suite of work in the context of Oudry's occupation; talk about Oudry's extraordinary drawings of animals; and current a desirable heritage of menageries and of the phenomenon often called "Claramania"--when the genuine rhinoceros, Clara, traveled via Europe and brought on a public sensation.
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