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Friday 14 August 2020

Frédéric Horthemels’ etching, “Cupids Painting, Drawing and Sculpting,” 1729, after Jean Baptiste Van Loo

Frédéric Horthemels (aka Frédéric Hortemels; Frédéric Eustache Horthemels) (1688–1738)

“Cupids Painting, Drawing and Sculpting” (descriptive title only), 1729, after Jean Baptiste Van Loo (1684–1745), title page plate for the section, “Abbregé De La Vie Des Peintres De L’ecole Romaine, Et Description De Leurs Tableaux Et Desseins Contenus Dans Ce Volume” [Summary Of The Lives Of The Painters Of The Roman School, And Description Of Their Paintings And Designs Contained In This Volume]), from the series, “Recueil d'estampes d'après les plus beaux tableaux et d'après les plus beaux desseins qui sont en France” (aka “Recueil Crozat”; “Cabinet Crozat”), vol. 1, published in Paris by De L'Imprimerie Royale in 1729. offers online viewing of this publication where this print may be seen in its context:

Etching on laid paper, trimmed with a small margin around the platemark and with letterpress text verso, backed on a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 10.3 x 30 cm; (plate) 9.7 x 29 cm; (image borderline) 8.4 x 27.6 cm.

Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “I. B. vanllo invenit“; (right) “F. horthemels Sculpsit”.

IFF 1 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes).

Condition: well-printed impression with a narrow margin laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this scene of putti making art for the total cost of AU$189 (currently US$135.08/EUR114.41/GBP103.40 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 allegorical portrayal of early 18th century workshop practices for the arts of painting, drawing and sculpture, 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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