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Friday, 16 April 2021

Huot & Danguin’s engraving, “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne”, 1885,

Adolphe-Joseph Huot (1839–1883) and Jean-Baptiste Danguin (1823–1894)

“The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne” (aka “La Vierge, l'Enfant Jésus et Ste. Anne” [plate title]), 1885, after Leonardo da Vinci’s painting (c1503) in the Louvre, Paris (inv. 776), plate XXIV printed by Charles Chardon (1832–1896), published by the Société Française de Gravure (aka Société des Graveurs au Burin) (fl.1868–)—a society that the BM advises was founded by Henriquel-Dupont at the Gazette des Beaux-Arts to publish plates for distribution to its members (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG183625). The plate in the collection of the Chalcographie du Louvre.

Engraving with etching on heavy wove paper trimmed with a narrow margin around the platemark on the top and sides and (possibly) along the platemark on the lower edge.

Size: (sheet) 30.9 x 30 cm; (image borderline) 31 x 21.5 cm.

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “PEINT PAR LÉONARD DE VINCI/ [faint] I RE [first year?] SÉRIE”; (centre) “SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE GRAVURE/ La Vierge, l'Enfant Jésus et Ste. Anne/ (MUSÉE DU LOUVRE)/ Imp. Ch. Chardon”; (right) “GRAVÉ PAR A HUOT ET DANGUIN/ PLANCHE XXIV”.

Condition: a well-printed strong impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this superb engraving (with etching) of Leonardo’s famous painting showing the Virgin seated on her mother/St Anne’s lap coaxing baby Jesus away from grappling with a sacrificial lamb—the symbol for his passion—for the total cost of AU$312 (currently US$241.59/EUR201.61/GBP175.82 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 extraordinary 19th century translation into line of the colour and tones of Leonardo’s painting, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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