Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 18 x 26.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 19.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.1 x 10.4 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7.7 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Pense t il a la Musique’, (‘Does he think of Music?’) Two farmers and a young woman in a landscape with shepherd’s flock. The woman plays a flute, while one of the shepherds plays bagpipes. Separately published master print. 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: Made by J.M. Moreau and J.P. le Bas after Tenier. Engraved by Moreau, finished by Le Bas. Jean-Michel Moreau (the Younger, 1741-1814) was a French 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. 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.
Condition: Good, given age. Three horizontal creases over the image. Two small tears in the left margin (not affecting image, backed with paper and acid-free archival tape). A faint smudge in the top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MASTER PRINT-SHEPHERD-BAGPIPE-FLUTE-FARMER-MOREAU & LE BAS-TENIERS