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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Coloured etching by Jean Le Pautre, “Font with Two Variants at Bottom and Ornamented with the Adoration of the Shepherds”, c1667


Jean Le Pautre (1618–1682)

“Font with Two Variants at Bottom and Ornamented with the Adoration of the Shepherds”, c1667, plate 2 from the series of six plates depicting fonts in the Roman style (“Plates ala Romaine”), published in 1667 by Jean Leblond I (aka Jean Le Blond) (c1590/94–1666) (inscribed on plate). This impression is from the first edition before the edition by Pierre Mariette (II) in 1667 and the later edition by Jombert in 1751.

Etching coloured with watercolour (recent) on laid paper and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 31.3 x 23 cm; (plate) 29.8 x 21.7 cm; (image borderline) 29.2 x 21.1 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “le Bond exec avec Privilege”; (right) “le Potre fecit”
State i (of ii) before numbering and the addition of “P. Mariette ex.”

Condition: the impression was originally faint and the addition of the watercolour was designed to refresh the poor impression. The sheet is backed with a support sheet of high quality washi paper and is in very good condition with no tears, folds, holes or foxing.

I am selling this watercoloured etching—for the total cost of AU$560 (currently US$397.25/EUR350.61/GBP298.69 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing my creative exploration of this ornamental design, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.





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Below is an uncoloured impression of this same print
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Jean Le Pautre (1618–1682)

“Font with Two Variants at Bottom and Ornamented with the Adoration of the Shepherds”, c1667, plate 2 from the series of six plates depicting fonts in the Roman style (“Plates ala Romaine”), published in 1667 by Jean Leblond I (aka Jean Le Blond) and Pierre Mariette (II) in 1667 and in a later edition by Jombert in 1751.

Etching on laid paper, trimmed along the image borderline (retaining the artist’s name appending the borderline) and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 29.4 x 21.1 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (right) “le Potre fecit”.

Condition: a richly inked and near faultless early impression trimmed along the image borderline but retaining the artist’s name below the borderline and backed with a support sheet. The trimmed sheet is in excellent condition with no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this superb impression for the total cost of AU$160 (currently US$113.5/EUR100.17/GBP8534 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this interesting etching showing two variations of a proposed frame for the scene within the frame, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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