Definition of catalogue raisonné in English:

catalogue raisonné

Syllabification: cat·a·logue rai·son·né
Pronunciation: /katlˌôɡ ˌrāzəˈnā, -ˌäɡ

noun (plural catalogues raisonnés /ˈkatlˌôɡ(z) ˌrāzəˈnā, -ˌäɡ(z) /)

A descriptive catalog of works of art with explanations and scholarly comments.
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  • He devoted much of his retirement to assisting César de Hauke with a catalogue raisonné of Seurat's work, eventually published in two volumes in 1961.
  • Since her first etchings of nursery rhymes appeared in 1989, she has been so productive in the print studio that a new catalogue raisonné has just been devoted to her graphic art.
  • This book, a catalogue raisonné of this enterprising print publisher, tells a short but glittering tale.


late 18th century: French, literally 'explained catalog'.

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