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Saturday 12 November 2022

Jacques Philippe Le Bas’ etching with engraving, “Le Midy”, 1742, after Nicolaes Berchem

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” (

See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:

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.

I am selling this large and very beautiful etching (with some engraving) showing local activities of the late 1600s in an expansive view of harbour featuring a obelisk after a painting by Nicolaes Berchem, for the total cost of AU$268 (currently US$179.84/EUR173.66/GBP151.89 at the time of 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 this superb etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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