‘Le Concert Flamand’
Etching / engraving on hand laid paper.
Sheet size: 30,7 x 43,4 cm. (12,1 x 17,1 inch). Image size: 28,9 x 41,5 cm. (11,4 x 16,3 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by ‘Pierre-Francois Basan’ after ‘David Teniers’. Pierre-Francois Basan (Paris 1723-1797) is a French engraver. He was a pupil of Etienne Fessard and Jean Daulle. He was principally occupied as a printseller, and published a ‘Dictionnaire des Graveurs’ in 1789. 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: Very good, given age. Trimmed near plate edge. Small tear in left paper edge, not effecting image. Paper edges a bit irregular. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: FLEMISH MUSICIANS-CONCERT-FLUTE-LUTE-SONG