Jacques Philippe Le Bas (aka Jacques Philippe Lebas) (1707–1783)
“Le Midy” (aka “Noon”; “Midday”; “Gezicht op een mediterrane haven met figuren in een kustlandschap” [View of a Mediterranean harbour with figures in a coastal landscape]), 1742 (Rijksmuseum attrib. 1741), after Nicolaes Berchem’s (aka Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem; Nicolaes Berchen; Niclas Berghem; Claes Berighem; Nicolaes Pietersz.Berrighem) (1621/2–1683) painting of the same composition, published in Paris by Jacques Philippe Le Bas.
Etching with engraving on laid paper trimmed around (or slightly within) the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (support sheet) 47.3 x 57.2 cm; (sheet) 37.5 x 47; (image borderline) 33.8 x 45.8 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Berghem pinxit.”; (centre) “LE MIDY”; (right) “JP Le Bas Sculp”.
IFF 76 (Département des Estampes 1930, “Inventaire du Fonds, Français: graveurs du XVIIe siècle”, vol. 13, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, pp. 121–22, cat. no. 76).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Coastal landscape with, in the foreground, merchants showing their goods to an aristocratic couple on horseback; in the middleground, a fountain decorated in its centre by an obelisk; cliffs in the background. 1742 Etching with some engraving” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1862-0712-7).
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.137479.
Condition: a strong impression with no stains or foxing but with minor closed tears in the edges and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins.
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