Gustave Bertinot (aka Gustave Nicolas Bertinot) (1822–1888)
“Supper at Emmaus” (aka “Les Disciples d'Emmaùs”, “The Pilgrims of Emmaus”), 1883, plate 53 after Titian’s (aka Tiziano; Tiziano Vecellio) (1489/90–1576) painting of the same title (c1530) in the collection of the Louvre (Inv. no. 746; see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Titian_-_Supper_at_Emmaus_-_WGA22794.jpg), printed by Charles Chardon (1832–1896) and 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).
Engraving on cream chine collé on heavy wove paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 51.8 x 61.2 cm; (plate) 35.2 x 45.5 cm; (chine collé) 33 x 43 cm; (image borderline) 25.2 x 36.3 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “TITIEN PINXT.”; (centre) “SOCIÉTE FRANÇAISE DE GRAVURE/ [stamped in ink] 53/ Imp. Ch. Chardon”; (right) “C. BERTINOT SCULPT.”
Beraldi 17 (Henri Béraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes: Bellangé – Bovinet”, vol. 2, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 53, cat. no. 17).
Condition: a richly inked and near faultless impression with generously wide margins. Beyond small spots (mainly on the right side) the sheet is in a very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
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