Original master print, titled: ‘Le Retour de la Peche’. It shows a boat filled with fishermen and baskets of fish returning from a lake. Among the tall trees surrounding the lake are some men and women fishing still.
Made by William Elliott after Jean-Baptiste Pillement.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 60 x 49 cm (23.62 x 19.29 inch). Image size: 57.5 x 43 cm. (22.64 x 16.93 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Entire sheet quite browned, original middle fold, edges of the sheet a little ragged, with some paper tape repairs. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
BOAT-FISHERMEN-BASKET-CATCH-FISH | DP-A1-002-20
Original antique master print, ublished in 1761. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Elliott after a painting by Pillement.
Biography engraver: William Elliott (1727-1766) was an English engraver.
Biography artist: Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728-1808) was a French painter and designer. He was well known for his exquisite landscapes.