A Bertrand (possibly Antoine Valérie Bertrand [1823–c1908])
“Sainte Famille”, 1893, after Andrea Mantegna’s (c1431–1506) painting, “The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist”, c1500, in the National Gallery, London (inv. no. NG5641) (see https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/andrea-mantegna-the-holy-family-with-saint-john-the-baptist), printed by Eudes & Chassepot (fl. c1891–1895) and published in Paris as an illustration to the periodical, “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, 1893, vol. 9, opposite p. 226.
Etching on wove paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (support sheet) 41.3 x 32 cm; (sheet) 27.2 x 18 cm; (image borderline) 18 x 12.8 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Mantegna pinx./Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “SAINTE FAMILLE/ Collection de M. Louis Mond.”; (right) A. Bertrand, sculp./ Eudes & Chassepot. Imp.”
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with small margins and laid upon a sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. Beyond glue marks from the original binding, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
I am selling this sensitive translation of Mantegna’s painting into etched lines and dots for AU$190 (currently US$133.03/ EUR130.36/GBP109.17 at the time of posting this listing) 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 beautiful and very fine etching—interesting to note that Bertrand has not attempted to adopt the famous “return stroke” employed by Mantegna in his prints (see https://www.printsandprinciples.com/2017/06/photogravure-of-engraving-by.html) —please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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