Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sébastien Le Clerc's etchings, three idealised landscapes, 1696


Sébastien Le Clerc (aka Sébastien Leclerc) (1637–1714)

Descriptive title: “Ruined Tower on a Rocky Outcrop”, 1696, plate 11 in “Quelqu[es f]igures, chevaux [et] paysages / presen[tés] a monseigneur le duc de Bourgogne par son tres humble et tres obeïssant serviteur le Clerc” published by Gérard Audran (Paris, 1696) comprising 60 prints in eight sequences of 6 plates each and one sequence of 12. (see: http://primo.getty.edu/GRI:GETTY_ALMA21141433490001551)

Etching on laid paper trimmed close to the image borderline and lined onto a conservator’s support sheet. (Note: based on other prints in this series in which there are copies in reverse, I suspect that there is likely to be a reverse copy of this print as well.)
Size: (sheet) 7.5 x 16.1 cm

Jombert 258.52. (Charles-Antoine Jombert 1774,"Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre de Sébastien Le Clerc, chevalier romain", vol. 2, n° 258.53, Paris)

Condition: crisp impression laid upon a conservator’s support sheet which has helped to flatten creases originally in the sheet. There are a few stains in the sky and the sheet reveals light dustiness and signs of handling.

I am selling this marvellous etching of an idealised landscape for the total cost of AU$126 (currently US$99.89/EUR84.84/GBP76.62 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this tranquil panorama featuring a ruined tower, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.



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Sébastien Le Clerc (aka Sébastien Leclerc) (1637–1714)

Descriptive title: “Citadel on a rocky outcrop with a tunnelled roadway through the rock formation”, 1696, published by Gérard Audran (Paris, 1696) in “Quelqu[es f]igures, chevaux [et] paysages / presen[tés] a monseigneur le duc de Bourgogne par son tres humble et tres obeïssant serviteur le Clerc” comprising 60 prints in eight sequences of 6 plates each and one sequence of 12. (see: http://primo.getty.edu/GRI:GETTY_ALMA21141433490001551)

Etching on laid paper trimmed close to the image borderline and lined onto a conservator’s support sheet. (Note: there is a copy of this print in reverse)

Size: (sheet) 7.2 x 15.7 cm
Jombert 258.53 (Charles-Antoine Jombert 1774,"Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre de Sébastien Le Clerc, chevalier romain", vol. 2, n° 258.53, Paris)

Condition: crisp impression laid upon a conservator’s support sheet which has helped to flatten the many creases originally in the sheet. There are small nicks (losses) in the sky and the sheet reveals signs of handling (i.e. there is slight unevenness in the colour mainly due to the original creases.

I am selling this marvellous etching of an idealised landscape for the total cost of AU$126 (currently US$99.89/EUR84.84/GBP76.62 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this tranquil panorama from the 17th century, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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Sébastien Le Clerc (aka Sébastien Leclerc) (1637–1714)

Descriptive title: “Seaside Landscape with Towering Mountains”, 1696, plate 6 in “Quelqu[es f]igures, chevaux [et] paysages / presen[tés] a monseigneur le duc de Bourgogne par son tres humble et tres obeïssant serviteur le Clerc” published by Gérard Audran (Paris, 1696) comprising 60 prints in eight sequences of 6 plates each and one sequence of 12. (see: http://primo.getty.edu/GRI:GETTY_ALMA21141433490001551)

Etching on laid paper trimmed close to the platemark with thread margins. (Note: based on other prints in this series in which there are copies in reverse, I suspect that there is likely to be a reverse copy of this print as well.)
Size: (sheet) 7.7 x 16.2 cm
Inscribed indistinctly on the plate at the lower edge slightly left of centre in the sea: “S le Clerc f” 

IFF 1184

Condition: crisp impression trimmed near the platemark with thread margins and in excellent condition.

I am selling this marvellous etching of an idealised landscape for the total cost of AU$126 (currently US$99.89/EUR84.84/GBP76.62 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this tranquil panorama, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold




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