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Author Oudry, Jean-Baptiste, 1686-1755.

Title Oudry's painted menagerie portraits of exotic animals in eighteenth-century Europe / edited by Mary Morton ; with essays by Colin B. Bailey [and others]
Published Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 151 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Getty Publications virtual library. CMalG
Contents "A long working life, considerable research and much thought": An Introduction to the Art and Career of Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) / Colin B. Bailey -- Pictorial Relations: New Evidence on Jean-Baptiste Oudry and the Court of Mecklenburg-Schwerin / Christoph Frank -- Menageries as Princely Necessities and Mirrors of Their Times / Marina Belozerskaya -- Technique and Tradition in Oudry's Animal Drawings / Christine Giviskos -- "Animal Lovers Are Informed" / Charissa Bremer-David -- Notes on the Restoration of Jean-Baptiste Oudry's Rhinoceros and Lion / Mark Leonard -- Oudry's Painted Menagerie / Mary Morton
Summary "This beautiful volume--published to coincide with an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum to be held from May 1 to September 2, 2007--is the first to focus on the series of life-size portraits painted by 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, most impressive of all, the famous rhinoceros known as Clara joined a group of other exotic animals in Oudry's "painted menagerie," which was purchased in 1750 by his German patron, the Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The book's insightful essays situate this suite of paintings within the context of Oudry's career; discuss Oudry's remarkable drawings of animals; and present a fascinating history of menageries and of the phenomenon known as "Claramania"--When the real rhinoceros, Clara, traveled through Europe and caused a public sensation."--Publisher's description
Notes Issued in connection with an exhibition organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in conjunction with the Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany, on view at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, May 1-September 2, 2007, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 7, 2007-January 6, 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-147) and index
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 CMalG
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Subject Oudry, Jean-Baptiste, 1686-1755 -- Exhibitions.
Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1717-1785 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Wildlife art -- France -- Exhibitions
Art -- Private collections -- Germany -- Exhibitions.
Form Electronic book
Author Morton, Mary G.
Bailey, Colin B.
J. Paul Getty Museum.
Staatliches Museum Schwerin.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.