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Sunday, 1 November 2020

(Baron) Dominique Vivant Denon’s etching, “The Assassination of St Peter Martyr”, c1790, after Titian

(Baron) Dominique Vivant Denon (1747–1825)

“The Assassination of St Peter Martyr” (aka Saint Pierre martyr; St Peter of Verona), c1790 (1775–1803), plate 16, after the painting (1527–1529) by Titian (aka Tiziano Vecellio,) (1489/90–1576) destroyed in 1867. This print was most likely published in Paris in 1873 by A. Barraud in the two volume (large format) folio featuring 317 of the artist’s etchings and other others works with descriptions by Albert de la Fizelière, “L'Oeuvre Originale de Vivant Denon…” (see  https://0700polygraf.blogspot.com/2016/11/vivant-denon-ancien-directeur-general.html?m=1).

Etching on wove paper with full margins (as published?).

Size: (sheet) 69.5 x 47.3 cm; (plate) 58 x 36.7 cm; (image borderline) 52.4 x 32.7 cm.

Numbered and inscribed on plate: (upper right) “16”; (lower left) “Dennon S”.

TIB 12101.304 (Petra ten-Doesschate Chu 1985, “The Illustrated Bartsch: French Masters of the Nineteenth Century: Dominique Vivant Denon”, vol. 121, Part 1 [Supplement], New York, Abaris Books, p. 244, cat. no. [12101].304); IFF 250 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes).

The British Museum offers a description of this print:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1950-0211-151

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with wide margins. The sheet has two closed (archivally restored) tears on the margin edges and there are small pale dot stains and other marks in the margins.

I am selling this huge and visually arresting etching with generously wide margins for AU$277 in total (currently US$194.71/EUR167.26/GBP150.32 at the time of posting 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 and boldly executed etching of one of Titian's most famous paintings, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.












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