Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2000

417 Pages

ISBN: 9780729407038

Bookseller Code (09)

Sedaine, Greuze and the Boundaries of Genre

Mark Ledbury

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

This volume reinterprets the work of the dramatist Michel-Jean Sedaine and the artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze, in the context of their innovative engagement with discourses of genre in eighteenth-century France, and in the light of new archival evidence. It reveals the complexity and audacity of both men's work, and restablishes the less well-known as a figure of major importance.