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Jean-Baptiste-Marie PIERRE (Paris...

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An album including twenty-four drawings representing the life of Saint-Bruno after Eustache Le Sueur Black stone and red chalk 77 x 59,2 cm dimensions of the album All the drawings are tiled with black stone or red chalk and annotated with a number from 1 to 24 in pen at the top right Freckles, stains, irregular edges, each drawing is glued at the four corners or maintained by an adhesive, important lacks on the cover of the album This is a set of drawings after the cycle of the life of Saint-Bruno executed by Eustache Le Sueur between 1645 and 1648 for the cloister of the Charterhouse in Paris. Pierre would have made two suites after the set, it is the first complete preserved in this album since the late eighteenth century, while the second is dispersed and incomplete to date. 24 leaves representing : 1 - Saint Bruno attends a sermon of Raymond Diocrès 2 - The death of Raymond Diocrès 3 - Raymond Diocrès speaking during his funeral 4 - Saint Bruno in prayer 5 - Saint Bruno teaching theology in the schools of Reims 6 - Saint Bruno and six of his disciples leave to retire in solitude (The Farewell of Saint Bruno) 7 - The dream of Saint Bruno 8 - Saint Bruno and his companions distribute their goods to the poor 9 - The arrival of Saint Bruno in Grenoble, at Saint Hugues' house 10 - St. Hugh leading St. Bruno and his companions into the solitude of the Charterhouse 11 - Saint Bruno supervising the construction of the monastery of the great Chartreuse 12 - Saint Hugues giving the white habit to Saint Bruno and his companions 13 - Pope Victor III approving the institution of the Carthusian order 14 - Saint Bruno giving the habit to several novices 15 - Saint Bruno receives a message from the pope 16 - Saint Bruno at the feet of Pope Urban II 17 - Saint Bruno refuses the archbishopric of Reggio 18 - Saint Bruno in prayer in his hermitage in Calabria 19 - The meeting of Saint Bruno and Count Roger in Sicily 20 - St. Bruno revealing in a dream to Count Roger a conspiracy made against him 21 - The death of St. Bruno 22 - Saint Bruno taken up to heaven by the angels 23 - Dedication of a Carthusian church (partial copy) 24 - Saint Bruno examines a drawing of the Baths of Diocletian, site of the future Carthusian monastery in Rome Bibliography: Nicolas Lesur and Olivier Aaron, Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre 1714 - 1789 Premier peintre du roi, éditions Arthéna, Paris 2009, D105 to D132, pp. 349-358, repr.) The album,

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