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Monday 12 June 2023

Jean Morin’s etching, “St Peter”, 1625–1650, after Philippe de Champaigne

Jean Morin (1605/1610–1650)

“St Peter” (aka “S. Petrus”), 1625–1650, after a painting of the same composition by Philippe de Champaigne (aka Philippe de Champagne (1602–1674), published in Paris with royal privilege. This is a late impression that is possibly from the Chalcographie du Louvre as it is printed on the heavy buff coloured wove paper used at the time by the Chalcography, nevertheless, it does not have the usual blind stamp of the Chalcography.

Etching on heavy buff coloured wove paper with full margins (including the deckle edges of the sheet).

Size: (sheet) 65.5 x 50 cm; (plate) 43.8 x 32.1 cm; (image borderline) 43.8 x 31.5 cm.

Lettered in plate along the lower edge: (left) “Champaigne Pin.”; (centre) “S. Petrus.”; (right) “Morin Scul. Cum Priuil. Re.”

Condition: a strong impression (possibly with over-wiping on the upper-right background) with generous/full margins. There are a few handling-marks in the margins, otherwise this large etching is in very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

Robert-Dumesnil 27 (A.P.F. Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71, “Le Peintre-Graveur Français, ou Catalogue Raisonné des Estampes Gravées par les Peintres et les Dessinateurs de l'École Française”, vol. 2., Paris, p. 44, cat. no. 27); Mazel 33 (Jean A. Mazel 2004, “Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Gravé de Jean Morin [env. 16051650]”, Paris, De la Marquise, cat. no. 33)

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:

I am selling this huge etching—a true masterwork executed with the utmost subtlety—for AU$306 (currently US$204.53/EUR185.06/GBP162.90 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 magnificent etching, 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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