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Artist: Philibert Louis Debucourt (1755-1832)
Title: Debucourt - Le Compliment (2)
Method: Aquatint, printed in colours.
Size: 390mm by 290mm (platemark) 545mm by 440mm (mounted)
Id Number: 01804
Description: 'Le Compliment ou La Matinée du Jour de L'an, Dediee aux Peres de Famille'.
(The Compliment, or New Year's Morning, Dedicated to the Fathers of the Family)
Aquatint, printed in colours. Published by the artist in Paris, 1787.
Debucourt was a true peintre-graveur, a painter who turned to making colour prints following the methods of Janinet and Descourtis but unlike them he made many prints from his own designs. He started making colour prints using multiple – methods and later turned to stipple engraving with single plates inked a la poupee.
A pair of separately issued Louis XVI period portrait scenes depicting wealthy French families spending time together, dressed in period clothing. One is dedicated to fathers, the other to mothers. Each scene is set within an oval, rendered in a wash manner. These prints were both exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in the show Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France (2003 - 2004).
Acid free mount.
$2800 AUD the pair
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