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Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 17,8 x 25,7 cm. Image size: 15,3 x 23 cm.
From the series ‘Cathedrum exempla’, by Jean Le Pautre, published by Pieter Schenk c. 1670-1690.
Made by Jean Le Pautre after an anonymous artist. Jean le Pautre / Lepautre (1618-1682) was a French designer and engraver. Le Pautre was an apprentice to a carpenter and builder. In addition to learning mechanical and constructive work, he developed considerable skill with the pencil. His designs, innumerable in quantity and exuberant in content, consisted mainly of ceilings, friezes, chimney-pieces, doorways and mural decorations. He also devised fire-dogs, sideboards, cabinets, console tables, mirrors and other pieces of furniture.
Condition: Good, given age. A few light crinkles. Very light vertical crease. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: PREACHER-PULPIT-CHURCH-PLATE 2