Original master print, titled: ‘Incendie d’un Port’. It shows the buildings of a port on fire in the background. Several sailing ships are retreating from this disaster. In the foreground some people are salvaging goods while some others are lamenting their loss.
Made by Anne Philiberte Coulet after Claude Joseph Vernet.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 54.5 x 33.5 cm (21.46 x 13.19 inch). Image size: 52 x 30 cm. (20.47 x 11.81 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Cropped to the platemark, part of the titling in the bottom of the plate lacking. Five pinprick wormholes in the image. A small tear in the right edge (minimally affecting image) repaired using acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
FIRE-PORT-SHIP-GOODS | DP-B1-38
Original antique master print, ublished in c. 1790. 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 Coulet after a painting by Vernet.
Biography engraver: Anne Philiberte Coulet (born 1736) was a French female engraver.
Biography artist: Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) was a French painter, born in Avignon. He started work as an apprentice to his father, a decorative painter. However, he moved to Rome where he entered the studio of marine painter Fergioni. He was recalled to France in 1753 to execute a series of French seaports by royal command.