[The Virgin Mary.]Dedie A La Reine.
A Paris ches Demarteau Graveur et Pensionre. du Roi, rue de la Pellerie a la Cloche. [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching and crayon-manner printed in sanguine, 285 x 230mm. 11¼ x 9". One tear outside plate.
Dedicated to Maria Leszczynska, Queen of France (1703 - 1768). A re-issue of the plate originally published in 1759 by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769). Published by engraver Gilles Demarteau (1722 - 1776), specialist in crayon manner, and numbered 'No 425' lower right. He numbered his plates from 1-560, and these numbers are followed in Leymarie's catalogue. Numbers 561 onwards (as this impression) are the work of his nephew and successor Gilles Antoine, who in 1788 published a catalogue listing 664 plates. There is in the BM a 1788 catalogue/price list that gives the subjects of numbers up to 664; so numbers from 665 onwards are later than the catalogue. After Joseph Marie Vien (1716 - 1809).
De Leymarie: 425. See BM: 1926,0519.4.
[Ref: 11104] £220.00