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Coypel

(kwäpĕl`), family of French painters. Noël Coypel, 1628–1707, director of the Académie de France à Rome and later of the Académie royale de péinture et de sculpture in Paris, was employed on the decorations of the palaces of the Louvre, Tuileries, Fontainebleau, and Versailles. One of his best-known paintings is the Martyrdom of St. James (Notre-Dame de Paris). He was succeeded as director of the Académie royale by his son, Antoine Coypel, 1661–1722, who was made court painter in 1716. His Aeneid series, painted for the Palais-Royal, are among the foremost expressions of high baroque decoration in France. His work combined the pedantry of classical taste with the melodrama of baroque trompe-l'œil (illusionistic) effects. He was also an accomplished etcher.
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It is a very small leap, for example, from the manger Adorations painted by Van Loo and Coypel to the bucolic dalliance pictures of Fragonard and Boucher.
A keen entrepreneur, Coypel entrusted the engraving of his Don Quixote paintings to some of the most distinguished French 18th-century printmakers.
At the age of 18, Coypel himself wrote a play titled Don Quichotte.
Frente al caracter comico y grotesco de las estampas de Harrewyn, Charles Antoine Coypel supuso un profundo cambio estetico y una nueva forma de leer la novela de Cervantes; un cambio estetico, cortesano y profundamente afrancesado que no siempre fue bien visto por anteriores autores.
Lucia destaca a este ilustrador por su capacidad para captar la satira y comicidad de los pasajes escritos por Cervantes, situandose al nivel de la traduccion ofrecida por Smollett, y por su habilidad para mostrarse original sintetizando al mismo tiempo diversas tradiciones y lecturas: la teatral de Coypel, la neoclasica de Vanderbank y de la Royal Academy y la satirica de Hogarth.
Philippe Coypel and his Wife by Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752), 1742.
El frontispicio, por diseno de Henry Thomas Alken y grabado de John Zeitten, procede de un set editado en 1831; 2 laminas con disenos de Coypel pertenecen al album publicado por Van der Gucht en Londres hacia 1725; otras 6, tambien con disenos de Coypel, estan extraidas del set original de Paris: Surugue, 1724; 3 laminas, que reproducen dibujos del mismo pintor frances, no parecen proceder de ninguna edicion o set concretos y, posiblemente, se trata de estampas que se vendian de forma independiente; 1 lamina, con diseno de Pierre Charles Tremoliers y grabado de Jacques van der Scheley, pertenece a la edicion de La Haya: Pierre de Hondt, 1746; y, por ultimo, 2 estampas de dibujante y grabador anonimos impresas por Antoine Radigues (Urbina y Smith 85-118).
At least eleven are engravings after the designs of the famous French court painter Charles Antoine Coypel (1694-1752), (5) whom around 1714 was commissioned to create twenty-eight drawings on stout paper or cartoons from which to produce a series of tapestries based on Don Quixote.
The structure adopted by Allen is simple but effective: studying the artistic careers of Le Brun and his pupils (although Houasse, Verdier, Licherie and Michel Corneille the Younger are missing) and then introducing Pierre Mignard and demonstrating the rise of rubenisme, which would triumph at the beginning of the eighteenth century with La Fosse and Antoine Coypel.
Chapter 2, "The Book Errant: Seventeenth-Century Readings and Depictions of Don Quixote," discusses "Theatrical Burlesque: Boutatts' Illustrations of Don Quixote," "The Carnivalesque Burlesque," "The Carnivalesque Body," "The Transformation of Carnivalesque Laughter into Superior Giggles," "The Mock-heroic Mode: the Bouttats and Coypel Frontispieces," and "The Charm of Folly.
This brolly printed with the classic Angels in Clouds by Coypels is pounds 19.
Hogarth was also much influenced by De Troy, whose character, complicated by a touch of madness, was as difficult as Hogarth's, and Lebas, as well as by more conventional academicians, such as the Coypels, father and son.