Sébastien Bourdon (1616–1671)
“Flight into Egypt”, c.1645 (1640–1650), published in Paris by Pierre Ferdinand (1617–1665) and also by Pierre Mariette I (c.1603–1657). This is a nineteenth-century impression with the details of the former publishers erased.
Etching on wove paper with margins.
Size: (sheet) 32.2 x 24.3 cm; (plate) 22.6 x 19.2 cm; (image borderline) 22.2 x 18.8 cm.
inscribed in plate: (on rock ledge) “S. Bourdon In. et fecit”.
State iii (of iii) with the publication details of former states erased.
IFF 17 (Département des Estampes 1939–, “Inventaire du Fonds Français: Graveurs du XVIIe Siècle”, vol., 2, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, p. 68, cat. no. 17); LeBlanc 17 (Charles Le Blanc 1851, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations”, vol. 1, Paris, P Jannet, p. 495, cat. no. 17).
See also the descriptions of this print offered by the British Museum and the Rijksmuseum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1834-0804-285; http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.86629.
Condition: a well-printed impression in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains (there are faded number notations on the lower right corner) or foxing.
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