Sunday, 9 June 2019
Jean-Baptiste Bichard's stipple engraving, “Portrait of Adriaen van Stalbemt”, c1760, after Anthony van Dyck
Jean-Baptiste Bichard (c1722–1774)
“Portrait of Adriaen van Stalbemt” (aka “Stalbent, Peintre Flamand” [title on plate]), c1760, after the design by intermediary draughtsman, Noël Lemire (aka Noël Le Mire) (1724–1801), after Anthony van Dyck (aka Anton van Dyck; Anthony van Dijck; Anthoni van Dijck; Antoon van Dijk) (1599–1641), published by the widow of François Chéreau (1717–1755) in Paris.
Dot roulette (stipple) engraving printed in sanguine coloured ink on laid paper, trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline and retaining the title, but with loss of the publisher’s name and address below the title.
Size: (sheet trimmed unevenly) 59.5 x 42.6 cm; (image borderline) 57 x 41.5 cm.
Numbered on plate above the image borderline at left with loss of the upper portion of the inscribed number [“No. 30”].
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “A. Van Dyck Pinxit. N. Le Mire Delineavit.”; (centre) “Stalbent, Peintre Flamand.”; (right) “Bichard Sculpsit”.
The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print:
See also the description at Ursus Books:
and at the Museum Sztuki, Zasoby:
Condition: crisp impression trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in a generally good condition for its large size, nevertheless, there is light surface dustiness with tears at the lower edge, truncated lower corners and minor abrasions at the lower right corner. The sheet has been backed with a support sheet of fine archival/millennium quality washi paper.
I am selling this large stipple engraving executed with a dot roulette to create the appearance of a chalk drawing (a technique termed the “crayon manner”), for the total cost of AU$240 (currently US$168.04/EUR148.18/GBP131.96) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this grand scale portrait of the Flemish painter and printmaker, Van Stalbemt, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.