Friday, 22 July 2016
Bernard Picart’s etching after Guido Reni
Bernard Picart (1673–1733)
“Erigone et Bachus en Grape de Raisin: Plate 30 “, after Guido Reni (1575–1642), from the series, “Impostures innocentes, ou Recueil d'estampes d'après divers peintres illustres”, 1725
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Erigone leaning forward to admire the bowl of grapes” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3203288&partId=1&page=4&searchText=&images=&people=111545&place=&from=&fromDate=&to=&toDate=&object=&subject=&matcult=&technique=&school=&material=ðname=&ware=&escape=&museumno=&bibliography=&citation=&peoA=111545-2-60&plaA=&termA=&sortBy=&view=)
Etching in brown ink with plate tone on wove paper
Size: (sheet) 22.2 x 28 cm; (plate) 11.7 x 13.3 cm
Numbered on plate: “30”; lettered with title and production detail, “Guido Reni invenit / B.Picart sculp.'”
Condition: crisp and delicate impression with generous margins in excellent condition for its age.
I am selling this exquisite etching by Picart for a total cost of AU$62 (currently US$46.33/EUR42.05/GBP35.35 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this remarkably beautiful and finely executed print, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
Picart was a prolific printmaker and the reason for his fame is clear to see with this exquisitely rendered etching. Note for example how he uses crosshatched lines with the tiniest dot at the ends of the lines to represent the gentle curves of Erigone’s arm.