Sunday, 7 June 2020
François de Poilly I’s etching, “A Fallen Nude Soldier Assisted by Another Male Nude in a Landscape”, c.1675
François de Poilly I (1622–1693)
“A Fallen Nude Soldier Assisted by Another Male Nude in a Landscape” (descriptive title only), c.1675 (1660–1693), etching after a drawing—an Academy life study—by François de Poilly I’s brother, Nicolas de Poilly I (1626–1696), published in Paris with royal privilege (as inscribed on the plate: “C.P.R.” [Cum Privilegio Regis]).
Etching with engraving on laid paper, trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline.
Size: (sheet) 20.6 x 25.5 cm; (image borderline) 20 x 25.1 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “dessiné a l’academie d’apres le naturel par Nicolas Poilly”; (right) “et gravé par son frerè C.P.R.”
Condition: well-printed impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline. There are a few restored abrasions otherwise the sheet is in good condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, stains or foxing).
I am selling this well-executed etching based on a life-class study drawn by his brother at the Academy (as inscribed below the image borderline) showing the subtlety of both brothers in portraying a classically inspired subject, for AU$237 (currently US$165.15/EUR146.27/GBP130.35 at the time of posting this listing) 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 classical study of male nudes, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold