Pierre Coqueret after Pointeau; 'Jean de La Fontaine'
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Pierre Coqueret after Pointeau; 'Jean de La Fontaine'

'Jean de La Fontaine'

Original soft ground etching

Product Code: 180107-2
£65.00
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'Jean de La Fontaine'

etched by

Pierre Charles Coqueret

drawn by

Pointeau

Jean de La Fontaine; 1621-1695, French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables.
Pierre Charles Coqueret; 1761 - 1832,  Engraver: aquatint and crayon-manner; active in Paris. Trained by Janinet and exhibited at the Salon, 1789-1810.

J. De La Fontaine. Peint par son ami Rigaud. Dedie a Monsieu Ginguene, Membre de l'Institut de France des Academies de Turin, de Florence, &c.

 Pointeau delt. Coqueret Sct.

A Paris, chez l'Auteur, Rue des Fosses St. Jacques, No.3. Depose a la Direction Royale de l'Imprimerie.

An original soft ground etching which has retained its colours, bright and unfaded, with very fine detail and tone, the image measuring approximately 24 x 33 cms (18  x 13 ins) within a strong platemark and impression and laid to a backing.

Printed on an early laid paper sheet measuring 33 x 42 cms (13  x
16½ ins)

Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good, with handling marks, soiling and toning condusive with age.

Cat 180107-2