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Charles Blanc (1813–1882)

Blanc, Charles (blo). A French art critic (1813–82). He was director of the government department of fine art, 1848–52. His contributions to the history and philosophy of art comprise: ‘A History of Painters of all Schools’ (14 vols., 1849–69); ‘The Treasure of Curiosity’ (1858); ‘Grammar of the Arts of Design,’ his greatest work (1867); ‘Art in Personal Adornment and Attire’; (posthumously) ‘History of the Artistic Renaissance in Italy’ (2 vols., 1889). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).