A village surgeon treating an injury, apparently by bloodletting.
Made by Jacques Coelemans after David Teniers.
Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: (present to be determined).
Sheet size: 22 x 17.5 cm (8.66 x 6.89 inch). Image size: 14.6 x 10.7 cm. (5.75 x 4.21 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Overall foxing, mostly in margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
From: ‘Receuil d’Estampes d’apres les tableaux des peintres des plus celebres d’Italie, des Pays Bas et de France …’ by Jacques Coelemans, in the edition (3rd ed. after ed. by Coelamans and Mariette in 1709 and 1744) published by Basan & Poignant from 1767-1797. This series of prints document the collection of Jean-Baptiste Boyer d’Eguilles, the engraving of which was started by Sebastien Barras (1653-1703) and Boyer himself, who was also an amateur engraver. Jean-Baptiste Boyer, Marquis d’Eguilles (1650-1709) was a French aristocrat, lawyer and engraver. Jacobus Coelemans or Jacob Coelemans, known in France as Jacques Coelemans (Antwerp, 1654-Aix-en-Provence, 1732) was a Flemish engraver and printmaker, known for his reproductive prints after famous painters and portraits. He trained in his native Antwerp and moved to Aix-en-Provence in France in 1690 where he worked for the remainder of his life. He was a pupil of Frederik Bouttats the younger. In Aix he was hired by Jean-Baptiste Boyer d’Aguilles, his patron, Attorney General of the Provence and famous art collector to engrave his entire collection. His work is recognized for its brilliance, good understanding of chiaroscuro and accuracy. Rare.
Reference: (for the work) Greasse II, p.14; Dumesnil IV, p.213.
David Teniers (1610-1680) was an Flemish painter from Antwerp.