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Tuesday 2 April 2024

Jean Lepautre, “Ornamental Panel with a Cavalry Charge Roundel”, c.1655–57

Jean Lepautre (aka Jean Le Pautre; Jean Le Potre; Jean Lepotre) (1618–1682)

“Ornamental Panel with a Cavalry Charge Roundel” (descriptive title only), c.1655–57, possibly from the series, “Ornements de Panneaux” (Panel Ornaments), published by Pierre Mariette II (1634–1716) (see another print in this series held by the Rijksmuseum:

Interestingly, this print was copied in reverse as a coloured engraving in the series “Opus Typochromaticum” (Typochromatic work), c.16881700, published by Johannes Teyler (aka Johan Tailler; Joannes Teijler) (1648–1712) who is famous for patenting a method of colour printing from a single plate à la poupée in 1688 (see

Etching on laid paper trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 29 x 21.7 cm

Inscribed in plate: (lower edge of roundel) “le Potre fecit”.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression showing no sign of wear to the printing plate. Beyond a mark at upper left corner, the sheet is in an excellent condition for its large size and considerable age with no tears, holes, folds or significant stains and has been laid upon an archival support of millennium quality washi paper providing margins.

I am selling this bold ceiling design featuring a battle scene roundel framed with laurel leaves supported by prisoners and war trophies with an oval medallion above the laurel wreath showing the personification of Justice in the upper centre with winged representations of fame blowing their trumpets on either side, for AU$245 (currently US$159.03/EUR148.20/GBP126.79 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 visually arresting etching exemplifying the French Baroque period style, 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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