Original etching/engraving on handlaid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 31 x 18.5 cm. The image size is ca. 24 x 11.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 7.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9.4 x 4.5 inch.
Original antique print. It shows: pastoral landscape with cows crossing a river, followed by their shepherd. Source unknown, to be determined. It was published in c. 1710.Artists and Engravers: Artist: Sebastien le Clerc I. Sebastien Leclerc or Sebastien Le Clerc (1637-1714) was a French artist from the Duchy of Lorraine. He specialized in subtle reproductive drawings, etchings, and engravings of paintings. and worked mostly in Paris, where he was counseled by the King’s painter, Charles Le Brun, to devote himself entirely to engraving. Leclerc joined the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1672 and taught perspective there. He worked for Louis XIV, being made “graveur du Roi” (attached to the Cabinet du Roi), doing engraving work for the royal house. Leclerc also engaged in periodic work as a technical draftsman and military engineer.
Condition: Very good, given age. Attached to carrier sheet. One dark spot in the image.General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-LANDSCAPE-HERD-COW-CROSSING RIVER-SEBASTIEN LECLERC