La Deesse. [The Goddess.]
AParis chez laveuve Chereau rüe S. Jacques aux deux pilliers d'or et chez Huquier vis avis le grand Chatellet.___ C.P.R. [n.d., c.1730.]
Etching, design for wood panelling (boiserie). Sheet 410 x 275mm, 16 x 10¾". Trimmed to plate.
Ornamental rococo frame surrounding a scene representing Artemis/Diana sitting on clouds with, behind her, a monumental doorway and hunters in a landscape. Boiseries were popular in seventeenth and eighteenth century French interior design and the Palace of Versailles has many fine examples. The panels were not confined just to the walls of a room but were also used to decorate doors, frames, cupboards and shelves. Often pictures would be set into the boiseries, the carving framing the picture rather like a conventional frame. After Antoine Watteau ( 1684 - 1721), from the 'Recueil Jullienne' series, Plate 87 to 'L'Oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau Peintre du Roy'. Jean de Jullienne (1686 - 1766) was a Parisian collector and patron of the arts who owned some 450 drawings by Watteau, and had them engraved.
[Ref: 19265] £230.00