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Charles Eisen,
Charles Eisen, Peintre, Dessinateur du Roy, Professeur de l'Academie de St. Luc, et associé de celle des Sciences, Belles Lettres, et arts de Rouen.
Vispré pinx. E. Ficquet Sculp. 1761
Engraving, sheet 200 x 140mm (8 x 5½"), with very large margins. Trimmed to platemark.
Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine. Engraving by Etienne Ficquet, published as the frontispiece to volume two of the 'Fermiers généraux' edition of the 'Contes' (tales) of Jean de la Fontaine, illustrated by prints after Eisen's designs.
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[Mrws Vispré?]
[Mrws Vispré?]
Vispré Pinxit et Fecit.
[Published in London, 1760-1765.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 222mm (13" x 8¾").
A woman, said to be the wife of the artist, François Xavier Vispré, three-quarter length seen in profile seated in a chair with folded arms reading a book.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Chaloner Smith 3. BM: 1902,1011.6082.
[Ref: 9200]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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