Schley, Jacobus van (1715-1779) after Angles, Mattheus des (1667-1741)

[Original engraving/gravure] Bernard Picart (portrait)/Portret van de Franse kunstenaar Bernard Picart.

Portrait of the French-born artist Bernard Picart in an oval frame, bust directed to right and looking to left, with long curled wig, in oval frame with draped curtain; in the foreground are some allegorical figures alluding to Picard’s death, with on the right the grieving History, and on the left a grieving putto and another handing him a laurel wreath; books and artist’s tools scattered in foreground; used as frontispiece to Picart’s “Impostures Innocentes” published in Amsterdam in 1734. In brown ink on the bottom margin: “+1733.”

Lettered in lower margin with production details, title and four lines of French: “M. des Angles Effigiem pinxit 1732” and “Jacobus van der Schley inv. & sculp. 1734” and “Bernard Picart / le Romain / Dessinateur et Graveur, / Né à Paris le 11 Juin 1673. Mort à Amsterdam le 8 Mai 1733” and “L’Histoire tenant négligeamment un Livre … / … si légitimement acquise”.

Engraving on paper with broad margins; plate mark: 308 x 189 mm, total: 448 x 322 mm; state III/3, foxing on the right external margin, some smudges at the bottom, though not affecting the plate.

Incl. BTW  121,00

Excl. BTW  100,00