Original antique master print, titled: ‘La Campagne’. (The countryside.) It shows: a finely engraved countryside landscape, with some cattle grazing around a ruined building, two small houses to the left and a lake in the right edge of the image. Rare.
Made by Pierre Chenu after Adriaen van de Velde.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 55.5 x 45.5 cm (21.85 x 17.91 inch). Image size: 52.5 x 44 cm. (20.67 x 17.32 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Small spot with paper loss at top left, right of tree. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
LANDSCAPE-COUNTRYSIDE-LAKE | DP-B1-46
Master print published by Jean, Paris in c. 1775.. Our definition of 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 P. Chenu after A. van den Velde.
Biography engraver: Pierre Chenu (1730-1795) was a French engraver/etcher, student of Francois Cars and J.P. le Bas.
Biography artist: Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672) was a Dutch animal and landscape painter. Although his father and brother (Willem the Elder and Younger) were both maritime painters, Adriaen wished to become a landscape painter. He trained in the studio of Jan Wynants, and was a friend of Philip Wouwerman.