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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Elisabeth Brinclaire’s crayon manner etching, “Ceiling Between Columns at the Temple of Jupiter in Rome”, c1780

Elisabeth Brinclaire (aka Elisabeth Brainclaire) (born 1751–?)

“Ceiling Between Columns at the Temple of Jupiter in Rome” (aka “Plafond d'Entre-Colonnenment au Temple de Jupiter Tonnant”), c1780 (1778–1782), plate 14 from the series, “Huitième Cahier du Recueil d'Ornemens”, after the design by monogrammist R. L. (possibly Richard de Lalonde [fl.1780–90]), published in Paris by Jacques François Chereau (1742–1794).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a description of this print and the series in which it features:

See also the online view of this and the other prints in the series offered by Bibliothèque numérique de l'INHA:

Soft-ground etching with roulette in the crayon manner printed in sanguine coloured ink on laid paper with narrow margins around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (support sheet) 49.8 x 64.1 cm; (sheet) 41 x 54.9 cm; (image borderline) 39.5 x 54 cm.

Lettered in plate above the image borderline: (centre) “Plafond d'Entre-Colonnenment au Temple de Jupiter Tonnant.”

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “R. L . Del.”; (right) “Gravé par Mlle. Brinclaire”.

SKB 509 and p. 649.509 (R.L., incomplete); Jessen 309 (R.L., only 1 plate); Guilmard 263.110 (R.L., incomplete); Foulc 327 (R.L., 12 cahiers).

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline and laid upon a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet has light pencil notations and grid lines (possibly a past collector drew up a grid to copy the design). There is also a flattened centre-fold and the lower left corner is chipped with loss of the corner margin. Beyond these issues, the sheet is in a good condition for its large size and age.

I am selling this rare, large and very beautiful soft-ground etching by one of the few documented female printmakers from the 1700s, for AU$472 (currently US$328.48/EUR309.99/GBP267.33 at the time of posting this print) including 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 superb engraving of an ornament feature in the Temple of Jupiter Tonans on the Capitoline Hill, Rome, 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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