John Tinney after Charles Le Brun
[PASSIONS of the SOUL]
7.5 x 11 inches
Two etched copper plate engravings by John Tinney after the drawings of the famous French artist, Charles le Brun. These plates were published in London in 1730 and sold by Tinney at his shop in Fleet Street.
Beneath the illustrations are lengthy blocks of text in which we are told how to contort the face to produce the desired effect. Such instruction would have been of assistance to artists attempting to make their sitters look and feel in a particular way and also for actors adopting a role upon the stage.