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Monday 24 August 2020

Jules Jacquemart’s drypoint, “Vase en Ancienne Porcelaine de Sèvres,” 1860

Jules Jacquemart (aka Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart) (1837–80)

Vase en Ancienne Porcelaine de Sèvres,” 1860 (date by Beraldi [1889]), from the series, “Vingt-Six Planches à l'Eau-Forte Gravées pour l'Histoire de la Porcelain” (Twenty-Six Engraved Etchings for the History of Porcelain), printed by François Liénard (fl.1860s–1880s) and published in 1862 (?) in "La Gazette des Beaux Arts" and (as inscribed on this impression) in “L’Art” in Paris.

Drypoint with pale plate tone on cream laid paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 42.9 x 30.1 cm; (plate) 24.8 x 16.7 cm; (image borderline) 20.8 x 14.7 cm.

Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower left) “Jules Jacquemart”.

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “L’Art.”; (centre) “VASE EN ANCIENNE PORCELAINE DE SÈVRES/ Pâte Tendre, Fond Bleu de Vincennes/ (Collection de M. Léopold Double)”; (right) “J. Jacquemart, aquaf./ F. Liénard, Imp, Paris.”

Beraldi 31–59 (Henri Beraldi 1885, “Les graveurs du XIXe siècle: Guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes,” vol. VIII, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 201, cat. nos. 31–59; see; Gonse (Jules Jacquemart) 58 (Louis Gonse, "Gazette des Beaux-Arts" Salon de 1874 (2e article). 2nd ser., 10, July 1874, cat. no. 58).

The British Museum offers a description of this print:

Condition: richly inked, superb impression with generously wide margins as published. There is a flattened crease at the upper edge of the image and there are a few nicks on the margins (e.g. binding marks on the right edge, otherwise the sheet is in an excellent/near pristine condition for its considerable age with no significant stains or foxing marks.

I am selling this exceptionally fine illustration of an antique Sèvres (soft paste) porcelain vase—note how the artist has reproduced the Vincennes blue background of the original vase using velvet-like drypoint strokes aligned in close parallel rows to connote the cool calm of the original rich blue—for AU$231 (currently US$165.85/EUR140.38/GBP126.78 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 large etching of the highest order of technical skill by arguably the finest illustrator of still life objects in the 19th century in terms of using only line to render the sheen, opacity and tactile “feel” of surfaces—perhaps even the colour and weight of objects as well—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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