Antique Print-LANDSCAPE-ROME-CATACOMBS-Le May-LeGros-1788



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Etching on hand laid paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 14.4 cm. The image size is ca. 18.8 x 14.1 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.6 x 5.7 inch. The image size is ca. 7.4 x 5.6 inch.

Antique print, titled: ‘Entree des catacombes, hors de Rome 1788.’ – View of the entrance to the catacombs near Rome. With some figures and donkeys on the path past the closed gate. Source unknown, to be determined. Provenance: Doublet of the Albertina collection, Vienna (Lugt 5f).Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Jean Sauveur LeGros’ after ‘Olivier Le May’. Jean Sauveur/Salvator LeGros (1754-1834) originated from Versailles. He trained with Adam Bartsch and travelled extensively before settling in Belgium. Olivier Le May (Valenciennes 1734 – 1797 Paris) was a French painter and engraver. He was trained at the Academy of Valenciennes. He was a friend of Watteau. His work is inspired by Dutch masters such as Berchem and Dujardin.

Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped close to the platemark. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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