La Naissance.Un satyre icy naît... ne souffre pas toûjours.
A Paris chez J. Audran Graveur du Roy à l'Hôtel Royal des Gobelins. [n.d., c.1715.]
Etching, sheet 260 x 340mm. 10¼ x 13½". Trimmed close to and within plate. Slight soiling, small chip and tear to lower edge. Plate worn to left.
Several satyrs gathered in wooded landscape and attending the birth of a satyr. The mother lies on a hamac while some female figures are taking care of her baby. From a set of four 'Vie des satyres' by painter and etcher Claude Gillot (1673 - 1722), master of Watteau. A magnificent collection of proof states of his etchings is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
See BM: 1874,0808.1601.
[Ref: 11644] £250.00