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Rebecca enleve par le Templier engraving Leon Cogniet

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Rebecca enleve par le Templier


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Original antique print


The engraving depicts Rebecca being abducted by Brian de Bois-Guilbert from the castle of Torquilstone (from Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'). Bears the blind stamp of the 'Societe des Arts'. Cogniet's painting exhibited at the Galerie Lebrun in 1829 and in the Salon of 1831. The painting is now in the Wallace Collection, London. Leon Cogniet was a French historical and portrait painter. In 1812, he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Pierre-Narcisse Guerin at the same time as Delacroix and Gericault. In 1817 he won the Prix de Rome and was a resident at the Villa Medici from 1817 to 1822. He decorated several ceilings in the Louvre and the Halle de Godiaque in the Hotel de Ville, Paris, and a chapel in the church of Madeleine.

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artist F Girard after Leon Cogniet (1794-1880)
method Steel-engraving
date C1835
size 490mm by 605mm (platemark)
SKU DC3041