Alphonse Leroy (aka Alphonse Alexandre Leroy), 1820–1902)
“Study of an Infant”, c1857, after a drawing by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani (1492–1544), from the series of plates (under the patronage of Count Alfred Émilien O'Hara van Nieuwerkerke [1811–1892]) after old master drawings transcribed as engravings to be used as drawing lesson studies (“Cours de Dessin”) in “Collection de dessins originaux de grands maîtres gravés en fac-simile par Alphonse Leroy; avec texte explicatif par MM. F. Reiset et F. Villot, conservateurs du Musée Imperial du Louvre”, printed by Chatain (fl.1857/1864–1872) and published in 1857–59 by Alphonse Leroy and Georges Rapilly (fl.1850–1890) in Paris.
Crayon-manner engraving with aquatint(?) and plate tone, printed in a umber coloured ink on fine China paper (originally chine collé on heavy blue wove paper), trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline (with loss of the publication text lines), backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 28.1 x 40.5 cm; (image borderline) 26.8 x 39.5 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Dessiné par Antonio Sogliani”; (centre) “impe. Chatain, Paris.”; (right) “Gravé par Alphonse Leroy.”
Condition: well-printed impression but with surface marks, trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
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