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Thursday 19 November 2020

Marie Rosalie Bertaud’s etching, “Orage Impétueux”, c1770, after Joseph Vernet

Marie Rosalie Bertaud (aka Me Re Bertaud) (1738–after 1800)

(For information about this artist see

“Orage Impétueux” (plate title) (aka “Impetuous Storm” [Met title]), c1770, after Claude Joseph Vernet (1714–1789), published in Paris by François Joullain (aka François Joulain; François Joulin) (1697–1778) in 1770 (see details at WorldCat:

Etching with engraving on laid paper trimmed along (or slightly within) the image borderline with loss of the text lines below the image and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 30.3 x 43 cm.

Arlaud 1976, 20.64 (Docteur Pierre Arlaud, 1990, “Catalogue Raisonné des Estampes Gravées d'après Joseph Vernet”, Avignon, p. 20, cat. no. 64)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a description of this print:  

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

I am selling this large and superbly executed etching (with engraving) by an historically overlooked printmaker (Marie Rosalie Bertaud) and one of the remarkably few female artists of the 18th century, for AU$284 (currently US$206.32/EUR174.40/GBP155.78 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 startlingly dramatic scene after one of the great painters of shipwrecks (Claude Joseph Vernet), 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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