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Antoine de Marcenay DE GHUY

(1724 Arnay-le-Duc – 1811 Paris)


Le Ciel Se Couvre, Hatons-Nous [The Sky is Covers, Let’s Hurry] – 1755


Etching on laid watermarked paper after Lucas van Uden. Lettered: ‘Gravé D'après le tableau original De Lucas van Uden, haut de 14 pouces sur 8 1/2 de large tiré du Cabinet de Monsieur le Comte de Vence Maréchal de Camp des armées du Roy/ches l’auteur Rue des vieux Augustins pres .’

Size of sheet: 25.2 x 29.5 cm.


Le Blanc 54; Morand 11.


Good impression with small margins around three sides of the sheet. Some pale foxing throughout. Small tear (5 mm) in the top edge in the margin, professionally restored.

Antoine de Marcenay de Ghuy: Le Ciel Se Couvre

  • Marcenay was an amateur engraver. Coming from a rich aristocratic family, he dedicated most of his time to arts, collecting it and making. He was an ardent follower of Rembrandt and etched several works after Rembrandt’s works. He also made engravings after other Dutch and Flemish artists.


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