Robert Blythe after Charles Parrocel

Master etching

Product Code: 110417-2
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Master etching

engraved by

Robert Blythe

drawn by

Charles Parrocel; 1700’s

Charles Parrocel; 1688-1752, French painter and engraver and a specialist of battle and hunt paintings. Parrocel studied under his father, Joseph Parrocel, until his death. Parrocel then became a pupil along with Bon Boullogne of Charles de La Fosse. In 1712 Parrocel moved to Italy, where he attended the Académie de France as an Academy scholar.

Robert Blyth; 1750-1784, studied under John Hamilton and the majority of his etchings were made after his master’s designs between 1774 and 1782. His style of etching was tremendously free and graceful. After John Mortimer’s death in 1777, Robert Blyth continued to etch plates after Mortimer’s drawings and published a number of them.

A fine early engraving which is bright and unfaded, with excellent fine detail and ink lines. The image size measuring approximately  12 cms. x 16 cms. (4¾  x 6½ ins.) on an early laid paper sheet.

Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image is good, the sheet is fine with an overall toning and some edge staining.

Cat 110417-2