Saturday, 22 December 2018
Adrien Manglard’s etching, “Shipwreck in a Tempest”, 1753
Adrien Manglard (aka Adriaen Manglard) (1695–1760)
“Shipwreck in a tempest with survivors clinging to flotsam and in a jolly boat watched by onlookers on a distant cliff” (descriptive title only), 1753, executed in Rome (as inscribed on plate).
Etching on laid paper trimmed along the plate mark (or close to the image borderline) and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 31.4 x 47.5 cm; (image borderline) 30 x 47 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: “Adr. Manglard fecit Romæ 1753."
State i (of i) This is undoubtedly a lifetime impression based on the crisp lines showing no wear to the printing plate.
Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71 26 (A P F Robert-Dumesnil1835-1871, “Le Peintre-Graveur Français, 11 vols, Paris).
Condition: crisp and well-printed early impression trimmed along the plate mark (or close to the image borderline) with a closed tear below the image borderline and a chipped lower left corner; otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition for its age (i.e. there are no holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing). The sheet is laid on a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this large etching rich with layerings of hatched strokes capturing the turmoil of a gale with lightning and a surging sea, for the total cost of AU$283 (currently US$199.35/EUR175.25/GBP157.85 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
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