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Detailed description :Le Comte de Clarac et la Forêt vierge du Brésil

Le Comte de Clarac et la Forêt vierge du Brésil

Under the direction of Pedro  Corrêa do Lago, Louis  Frank

Texts by Alexandre Humboldt (de), Alfred Maury, Auguste Saint-Hilaire (de)

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Between 1816 and 1819, the count of Clarac painted a large watercolor, the first depiction of the Brazilian jungle based on observations of the untouched forest on the banks of the Rio Bonito. This book shows the influence the Virgin Forest of Brazil would have on artists like Debret, Martius and Rudengas, who produced the views of Brazilian nature gathered in homage around the work of Clarac.

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128 pages, hardcover, 19.6 x 26.5 cm, landscape format, 67 color and black-and-white illustrations.

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Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre from September 28, 2005 to January 2, 2006.


18th-19th centuries
ISBN French2-915540-21-7
French only