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Saturday 6 February 2021

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine’s etching, “Raising of Lazarus (Small Plate)”, 1784

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine (aka Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gordaine) (1745–1830)

“Raising of Lazarus (Small Plate)”, 1784

Etching on fine  wove (Japanese) paper trimmed slightly within the platemark on the lower margin and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 16.7 x 13.3 cm; (image borderline) 14.6 x 12.4 cm.

Inscribed on plate with the artist’s monogram and date on the step below Christ and partially erased below the image borderline at lower left.

Hillemacher 1848 8 (Frédéric Hillemacher 1848/77, “Catalogue des estampes qui composent l'oeuvre de J. P. Norblin”, Paris, p. 15, cat. no. 8); LeBlanc 5 (Charles LeBlanc 1854, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant un dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations: ouvrage destiné à faire suite au Manuel du libraire par J.Ch. Brunet”, vol. 3, Paris, p. 105, cat. no. 5).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

“Raising of Lazarus: interior of a vault, with Christ standing on the right, surrounded by figures, and Lazarus raising from his grave on the left”


See also the description of this print at the Minneapolis Institute of Art ( and at the Rijksmuseum (

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression trimmed slightly within the lower platemark and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. Beyond a small hole in the lower margin (visible only when the print is held up to the light) the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this small jewel of an etching by one of the most important artists of the Enlightenment in Poland for AU$322 in total (currently US$247.27/EUR205.16/GBP180.03 at the time of posting this print) 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 small masterwork from the 1700s following in the tradition of Rembrandt's use of dramatic (chiaroscuro) lighting, 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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