[Still-life with game birds and cats]Dedié a S.E.Mr. le Marquis de Chauvelin Ambassadeur de France a Turin D'aprés le Tableau de Benedetto Castiglione haut de onze pouces et large d'un pied neuf pouces [...]
Etching, platemark 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Small margins.
Etching after a painting by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64), Genovese artist of mostly religious subjects, which exploited his gift for animals and still-life elements. This painting was owned by Jacques-Laure Le Tonnelier, balli de Breteuil (1723-85), Maltese diplomat and patron of the arts. The print, in turn, is dedicated to the French ambassador in Turin, the Marquis de Chauvelin. Famous cat image.
[Ref: 40219] £95.00