Gallery of prints for sale

Thursday 28 March 2024

Jean Jacques de Boissieu, “Le Grand Pont de Pierre”, 1799

Jean Jacques de Boissieu (aka Jean Jacques de Boissieux) (1736–1810)

“Le Grand Pont de Pierre” (The Great Stone Bridge), 1799

Etching with drypoint, engraving and roulette on heavy laid paper (possibly with a fine backing sheet). This is an impression taken in 1823 (based on the smudge/stain on the artist’s monogram at lower right that is an attribute of the print in its final state).

Size: (sheet) 41.2 x 52.3 cm; (platemark) 35.5 x 45.5 cm; (image borderline) 31.1 x 42 cm.

Inscribed in plate below the image borderline: (left) “1799.”; (right) “J. J. DB [ligature] 1799 [date inscribed very faintly]”.

State v (of v)

Perez 108 (Marie-Féliche Perez 1994, “L'Oeuvre gravé de Jean-Jacques de Boissieu”, Geneva, Éditions du Tricorne, pp. 238–39, cat. no. 108); IFF 108 (Département des Estampes 1930, “Inventaire du Fonds, Français: graveurs du XVIIe siècle”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale).

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with wide margins. The sheet is unusually stiff/rigid suggesting that it may have a support of washi paper (but I am uncertain about this), nevertheless, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this dramatically lit scene of what must have been a moment of everyday rural life happening around an ancient stone bridge in the late 1700s—the setting is possibly around Lyon in France where the artist worked—for AU$288 (currently US$187.56/EUR173.52/GBP148.39 at the time of posting 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 magnificent etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please let me know your thoughts, advice about inaccuracies (including typos) and additional information that you would like to add to any post.