Stipple etching 'Mercury' by J Duthé after Peter Rubens 1700's
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Peter Paul Rubens
J Duthé; (Duthée) 1788 - 1869; Rue des Bernardins No.17, Paris, French engraver, publisher and stipple engraver. Made twenty plates for the set showing the Marie de' Medici cycle after Rubens.
Peter Paul Rubens, Archduke Albrecht VII (1559-1621), Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. From the left wing of the Ildefonso Altar, painted for St. Jacob de Coudenberg in Brussels.
This fine etching is bright and unfaded, with excellent detail and superb intaglio sepia ink lines and colours. The image printed on a wove paper sheet measuring approximately 17 cms. x 23 cms. (6½ x 9 ins.)
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is very good and the sheet fair with some paper loss to the right sheet edge and handling marks condusive with age.