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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Jean Lepautre’s etchings featuring vertical ornamental panels, 1659


Jean Lepautre (aka Jean Le Pautre; Jean Le Potre; Jean Lepotre) (1618–1682)

“Plate 1” (left) and “Plate 5” (right), 1659 (as inscribed on the first plate), from the series, “Montans de Trophées D'Armes a L'Antique”, published in Paris by Pierre Mariette II (1634–1716) with royal privilege by Louis XIV (King of France).

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Plate 1, 1659 (as inscribed on plate)

Etching on laid paper with small margins.

Size: (sheet) 26.2 x 16.8 cm; (plate) 22 x 15 cm.

Numbered on plate at lower right corner: “I”.

Inscribed on plate within the escutcheon on the right panel: “montans/ de trophées darmes/ a l'antique designer/ et grauer par Iean/ le Pautre./ Ce vend a Paris/ chez P. Mariette/ rue St. Jacques a l'esperance/ auec priuite/ du Roy/ 1659”.

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Plate 5, 1659

Etching on laid paper with small margins.

Size: (sheet) 26.2 x 17 cm; (plate) 22.2 x 15 cm.

Numbered on plate at lower right corner: “5”.

Inscribed on plate between the two panels: “A Paris chez P. Mariette rue St. Jacques a l’esperance”.

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Condition: strong impressions, richly inked and well-printed with small margins in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this pair of Baroque etchings featuring four ornamental panels showing ancient gods—from left: Spes/Hope; Hercules; Neptune; a Water God—for the total cost of AU$264 for the pair (currently US$205.98/EUR169.25/GBP147.86 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 these remarkably strong etchings of exceptional quality (undoubtedly lifetime impressions from 1659) and perfectly exemplifying the Louis XIV period style, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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