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Monday, 6 January 2020

Léon Gaucherel's engraving (with etching), “Statue Équestre du Colleoni”, 1877


Léon Gaucherel (1816–1886)

“Statue Équestre du Colleoni” (aka “Statue Équestre du Colleoni. Place de l'Hopital Civil, à Venise” [as inscribed on plate]), 1877, after the bronze equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni in the Santi Giovanni e Paolo Square, Venice, by Andrea del Verrocchio (1435 - 1488). This impression is printed by L Eudes (aka Eudes) (fl.1876–1888) before the later edition printed by François Liénard (fl.c.1860–80s) in “L’Art”, vol. VIII, 1877.

Engraving and etching on cream laid paper with full margins as published in the Eudes edition.
Size: (sheet) 42.2 x 29.3 cm; (plate) 34.6 x 24.5 cm; (image borderline) 31.4 x 21.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate with the artist’s signature within the image borderline: (lower edge at centre) “Léon Gaucherel”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “L.Gaucherel.del.et sc.”; (centre) “STATUE ÉQUESTRE DU COLLEONI./ Place de l'Hopital Civil, à Venise.”; (right) “Eudes. Imp.”

IFF 140 (Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes 1939–, “Inventaire du Fonds Français: Graveurs du XVIIe siècle”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France).

The British Museum offers a description of this print from the later “L’Art” edition:

Condition: faultless impression with full margins (as published) in pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).

I am selling this outstanding engraving exhibiting the highest level of technical excellence and in pristine condition for AU$210 in total (currently US$145.92/EUR130.19/GBP110.92 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 acquiring this magnificent engraving—note the use of near right angle cross-hatching on the rump of the horse that subliminally helps to suggest the hard surface of the bronze (see my previous post)—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











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