Félix Bracquemond (aka Joseph Auguste Félix Bracquemond) (1833–1914)
“Lantara” (aka “Portrait of the artist, Simon Mathurin Lantara [1729–1778]”), 1857, after Joseph Vernet (aka Claude Joseph Vernet) (1714–1789), printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris in the periodical “L’Artiste: Journal de la Littérature et des Beaux-Arts”, 1st September, 1864, (n.p.) between pages 120 and 121 (see https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k2292334/f133.item; https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k2292334/f133.planchecontact).
Etching on cream coloured chine collé on wove paper with wide margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 35.6 x 26.1 cm; (plate) 24.6 x 18.3 cm; (chine collé) 23.1 x 16.5 cm; (image borderline) 15.7 x 11.5 cm.
Lettered in plate above the image borderline: (centre) “L ARTISTE”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “BRACQUEMOND”; (centre) “LANTARA”; (right) “IMP DELATRE PARIS”.
State i (of ii) with the addition of publication details.
Beraldi 71 (Henri Béraldi 1885–1892, “Les graveurs du XIXe siècle: Guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes, vol. 3, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, pp. 36–7, cat. no. 71); Bouillon Ae 41-3(3) (Jean-Paul Bouillon 1987, “Félix Bracquemond: Le Réalisme Absolu: Oeuvre Gravé, 1849–1859: Catalogue Raisonné”, Genève, Albert Skira, pp. 167–68, cat. no. Ae 41-3); IFF 89 (Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes 1930–, “Inventaire du Fonds Français Après 1800”, p. 362, cat. no. 89).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Portrait of (?)Simon Mathurin Lantara, in 18thC costume, head and shoulders in profile to right and slightly from below, looking upwards; after a sketch by Joseph Vernet. 1857 Etching” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1865-1209-685).
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.41877.
Condition: a well-printed, near faultless, impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
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