Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Pierre Louis Laideguive

Maurice Quentin de la Tour - Pierre-Louis Laideguive - Cap a 1761
 

Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Pierre Louis Laideguive

 

Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Pierre Louis Laideguive

In 18th century France, the book became a companion of distraction of aristocrats and the wealthy classes, such as the notary Pierre Louis Laideguive, who must have read to train himself and for passing the time.  He shows us a book that he must have read habitually because the notes he made were emphasised so as to retrieve the readings that interested him.

Possessing books in that period was also a sign of prestige, as we can see in the Portrait of Francesc Bofarull, by Pere Pau Montaña.

 

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