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Wednesday 30 August 2023

Sébastien Bourdon’s etching, “Flight into Egypt” c.1645

Sébastien Bourdon (1616–1671)

Flight into Egypt”, c.1645 (1640–1650), published in Paris by Pierre Ferdinand (1617–1665) and also by Pierre Mariette I (c.1603–1657). This is a nineteenth-century impression with the details of the former publishers erased.

Etching on wove paper with margins.

Size: (sheet) 32.2 x 24.3 cm; (plate) 22.6 x 19.2 cm; (image borderline) 22.2 x 18.8 cm.

inscribed in plate: (on rock ledge) “S. Bourdon In. et fecit”.

State iii (of iii) with the publication details of former states erased.

IFF 17 (Département des Estampes 1939–, “Inventaire du Fonds Français: Graveurs du XVIIe Siècle”, vol., 2, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, p. 68, cat. no. 17); LeBlanc 17 (Charles Le Blanc 1851, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations”, vol. 1, Paris, P Jannet, p. 495, cat. no. 17).

See also the descriptions of this print offered by the British Museum and the Rijksmuseum:;  

Condition: a well-printed impression in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains (there are faded number notations on the lower right corner) or foxing.

I am selling this sensitively executed and very beautiful etching, for the total cost of AU$288 (currently US$192.50/EUR174.17/GBP153.32 at the time of this listing) including 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 superb etching of the Holy Family, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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