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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Three engravings from Jombert’s “Méthode pour apprendre le dessin", 1784


Three engravings from Charles-Antoine Jombert’s (1712-1784) drawing course published in Paris in 1784:

“Méthode pour apprendre le dessin: ou l'on donne les regles générales de ce grand art, & des préceptes pour en acquérir la connoissance, & s'y perfectionner en peu de tems: enrichie de cent planches représentant différentes parties du corps humain d'aprés Raphael & les autres grands maîtres, plusieurs figures académiques dessinées d'aprés nature par M. Cochin, les proportions & les mesures des plus beaux antiques qui se voient en Italie, & quelques études d'animaux & de paysage”

(transl.) “Method for learning drawing: where we give the general rules of this great art, & precepts to acquire knowledge, & perfect it in a short time: enriched with a hundred plates representing different parts of the human body after Raphael & the other great masters, several academic figures drawn from nature by M. Cochin, the proportions & the measures of the most beautiful antiques seen in Italy, & some studies of animals & landscapes”

LEFT:
Charles Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790), “Plate 25: Male Head Facing Right”, c.1784, after a painting by Raphael (1483-1520), illustration to Jombert’s (1784) “Méthode pour apprendre le dessin …”, p. 226.
Engraving on laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 28 x 21 cm; (plate) 23.8 x 17.8 cm.
Lettered on plate along lower edge: (left) “Raphael pinx.”; (right) “C.N. Cochin P.Sculp.”
Condition: well-printed early impression showing guide lines for the lettering and before numbering. There are faint marks at the upper left corner otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition with margins and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
Archive.org offers details about the publication in which this print features and an online view of the print in context: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125008513083/page/n225.

CENTRE:
Nicolas Gabriel Dupuis (aka Nicolas Dupuy; Dupuis junior; Dupuis le jeune) (c.1698–1771), “Plate 20: Female Head Facing Left”, c.1784, after a painting by Raphael, illustration to Jombert’s (1784) “Méthode pour apprendre le dessin …”, p. 214.
Engraving on laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 29.2 x 21.1 cm; (plate) 24.7 x 18.5 cm.
Lettered on plate: (upper right corner) “Pl 20”; (lower left) “Raphaël pinx.”; (right) “N. Dupuis Sculps.”
Condition: strong well-inked impression with margins and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is an almost invisible restoration of an abraded mark in the hair, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition
See this print in context at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125008513083/page/n213

RIGHT:
Charles Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790), “Plate 22: Male Head Facing Left”, c.1784, after a painting by Raphael, illustration to Jombert’s (1784) “Méthode pour apprendre le dessin …”, p. 220.
Engraving on laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 29.3 x 21.2 cm; (faint platemark) 23.7 x 17.9 cm.
Lettered on plate: (upper right corner) “Pl. 22”; (lower left) “Raphel pinx.”; (right) “C.N.Cochin P. Sculp.”
Condition: well-printed impression with margins and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is dot stain at the upper right edge, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition
See this print in context at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125008513083/page/n219

I am selling this set of three engravings originally designed for drawing students to copy/study when they were published in 1784, for a total cost of AU$270 for the set (currently US$216.22/EUR194.86/GBP165.38 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

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

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