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Monday 12 November 2018

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine’s etching, “Young Boy, Facing Right”, 1777

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine (aka Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gordaine) (1745–1830)

“Young Boy, Facing Right”, 1777
Etching on ivory Japanese (wove) paper with small margins and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 6.2 x 3.4 cm; (plate) 5.3 x 2.6 cm
Signed and dated on plate (partially erased or worn off).
State v

Hillemacher 1848 79.V (Frédéric Hillemacher 1848, “Catalogue des estampes qui composent l'oeuvre de J. P. Norblin”, Paris; Cologne 1989, cat. no. 98;
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Standing boy, turned to right, wearing hat and wrapped in cloak in rags; on white ground; fifth state, with head facing front. 1777.”

See also the description of this print at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Rijksmuseum:;

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with small margins (approximately 4 mms) laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions stains, foxing, or signs of use).

I am selling this seemingly simple and freely inscribed etching of a young rural boy wearing a high hat and a peasant’s tabard by one of the most important artists of the Enlightenment in Poland for AU$256 (currently US$184.50/EUR163.77/GBP243.37 at the time of posting this print) 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 small masterwork from the 1700s following in the tradition of Rembrandt, 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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