[19 military subjects by and after Charles Parrocel]
A Paris chez M.me Marel Rue St Jacques 39 [c.1740]
Nineteen etchings with original stitching, each sheet 305 x 225mm (12 x 9). Mint condition, very large margins. Mint condition.
Volume of military prints designed by Charles Parrocel (1688-1752), twelve of which are etched by J.G. Wille and the remainder by Parrocel himself. The set appears to be made up of prints from two different publications, 'Recueil de 19 Planches Différentes études de Soldats' (etched by Parrocel) and 'Reitres et Lansquenets' (etched by Wille after Parrocel). Like his father Joseph, Parrocel was principally a painter of battles and hunts. He was present at several battles during the War of the Austrian Succession which he intended to depict in a series of pictures for the chateau of Choisy (although he only completed two, now at Versailles).
[Ref: 40289] £750.00