‘Heureux qui croient l’etre’
Etching / engraving on hand laid paper.
Sheet size: 23,5 x 30,4 cm. (9,3 x 12 inch). Image size: 14,5 x 23,5 cm. (5,7 x 9,3 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined. State: Rare proof ed. before captions.
Made by ‘Jacques Philippe Lebas’ after ‘Cornelis Pieterszn. Bega’. Jacques Philippe Le Bas or Lebas (1707 -1783) was a French engraver. Le Bas was engraver to the Cabinet du roi and successfully produced engravings after several paintings by different artists. His oeuvre amounts to more than 500 works, including many large portraits after Vernet, and several works after van de Velde, Parrocel, Berchem, Ruysdaï¿½l, Watteau, Oudry and Lancret. Cornelis Pietersz. Bega (1620-1664) was a Dutch genre painter, draughtsman and engraver from Haarlem. He was the son of Pieter J. Begeyn and he was a pupil of Adriaen van Ostade. He travelled to Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Condition: Very good, given age. Light soiling. Remains of pencil annotations at bottom. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: VIOLIN PLAYER AT THE INN-TAVERN