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Gilles Antoine DEMARTEAU

(1750 – Paris – 1806)


Grande Pastorale No.6011780

after Jean-Baptiste Hüet.


Wash-manner, printed in red, blue, and black inks. Lettered: ‘J.B.Huet pinx./A Paris chez Demarteau Graveur Cloître St. Benoît/No.601/Demarteau sculp.’

Size of sheet: 30.9 x 39.8 cm.


Leymarie, 1896, No.601; IFF 6:23.


Brilliant impression with fresh palette and nicely blended tones on ivory laid paper with good margins around the platemark; two tiny pinholes on the edges of the sheet and one small scratch in the image, otherwise in mint condition.


Gilles Antoine Demarteau: Grande Pastorale No.601

  • After Gilles Demarteau’s death, his nephew Gilles Antoine added full-colour wash-manner prints to the atelier’s repertoire, using as many as six separate plates and a combination of etching, aquatint, and some roulette work. Our print demonstrates sophistication and brilliance of Gilles Antoine who managed to translate the colouristic richness of Huet’s watercolour into this splendid print.

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