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Sunday 11 April 2021

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine’s etching, “Young Boy, Facing Right”, 1777 (2nd copy)

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

“Young Boy, Facing Right”, 1777

Etching on fine laid paper with small margins.

Size: (sheet) 6.3 x 3.8 cm; (plate) 5.3 x 2.6 cm

Signed and dated on plate (partially erased or worn off).

State v

Hillemacher 1848 79.V (Frédéric Hillemacher 1848, “Catalogue des estampes qui composent l'oeuvre de J. P. Norblin”, Paris; Cologne 1989, cat. no. 98).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

“Standing boy, turned to right, wearing hat and wrapped in cloak in rags; on white ground; fifth state, with head facing front. 1777” (

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

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with small margins (approximately 6 mms). The sheet is in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, stains, foxing, or signs of handling.

Note that this is the second copy of this print that I have listed. The earlier copy has been sold.

I am selling this seemingly simple and freely inscribed etching of a young rural boy wearing a high hat and a peasant’s tabard by one of the most important artists of the Enlightenment in Poland for AU$256 (currently US$195.17/EUR163.94/GBP142.39 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/miniature masterwork from the 1700s following in the tradition of Rembrandt, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold