Plate : ‘La Solitude.’ (The solitude). Engraving after the original painting by David Teniers. Landscape with, on the foreground, on the right, a man sitting next to a post and addressing two men standing in front of him, in the middleground, stone bridge crossing a small stream, in the background, shepherd and flock in front of a building dominated by a round tower.
Made by Jacques Philippe Le Bas after David Teniers the Younger.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 31 x 24 cm (12.2 x 9.45 inch). Image size: 27 x 20 cm. (10.63 x 7.87 inch).
Condition: good, given age. A few very small unobtrusive spots. Four light stains in the corners from former mounting, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
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This attractive original print was published in Paris, dated 1739.
Biography engraver: Jacques Philippe Le Bas or Lebas (1707 -1783) was a French engraver. Le Bas was engraver to the Cabinet du roi and successfully produced engravings after several paintings by different artists. His oeuvre amounts to more than 500 works, including many large portraits after Vernet, and several works after van de Velde, Parrocel, Berchem, Ruysdael, Watteau, Oudry and Lancret.
Biography artist: David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) was a Flemish artist, born in Antwerp. He was the son of David Teniers the Elder, while his son and grandson also became painters. He was a wildly prolific painter, creating over 900 works. During his life he started the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, after having presided over the Antwerp guild of painters.