Le Passage de l'Eau.Gravé d'apres le Tableau Original de P. Wouvermens qui est au Cabinet de Mr Hallée Chevalier de l'Ordre de St. Michel de 13 pou. de haut sur 16. pou de large 7
Copper engraving, platemark 295 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"). Very large margins.
River hemmed by steep hills linked by a footbridge, running through a landscape; below, a country woman carrying a baby on her back and fording the river; anglers on the opposite bank. One of several good-quality engravings made in Paris in the early 18th century after Philips Wouvwerman (1619-68), Dutch painter specialising in horses, who was well represented in important collections during this period.
For the same image in reverse see ref. 30621.
[Ref: 38601] £160.00