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Paul Binsse, Count de Saint-Victor (1827–1881)

Saint-Victor, Paul Binsse, Count de (sa vēk-tor’). A French literary and art critic and journalist; born at Paris, July 11, 1827; died there, July 9, 1881. He rose to distinction first through his weekly critiques of the stage and of the annual exhibitions of fine art. His two principal works are: ‘Men and Gods’ (1867), a volume of historico-æsthetic studies, among which the essay on ‘The Venus of Milo’ merits special mention; and ‘The Two Masques: A Tragedy-Comedy’ (3 vols., 1880–83), an uncompleted work on the ancient and the modern stage. He wrote also: ‘The Women of Goethe’ (1869); ‘Victor Hugo’ (1885); ‘Ancients and Moderns’ (1886); ‘The Theatre of To-day: E. Augier and A. Dumas fils’ (1889).