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Jean-François JANINET

(1752 – Paris – 1814)


L'Amour rendant Hommage à sa Mère [Cupid paying homage to his mother] - c.1783

After François Boucher.


Wash-manner printed in green-blue, red, yellow and black inks. Lettered: “F.Boucher pinxit./Janinet Sculpsit/L’Amour Rendant Hommage A Sa Mere/Se vend à Paris ches Basan et Poignant rue et Hôtel Serpente’ .

Size of sheet: 30.8 x 46.5 cm.


Portalis-Beraldi 2; Jean-Richard 1226 ; Dodgson Plate 8.


Comparative impressions: Louvre – LR/Recto.


Exquisitely toned engraving on a full sheet; small tear on the lower right margin of the sheet, otherwise is excellent fresh condition. The print is rarely found with a margin, sometimes the oval subject alone is preserved, so the presence of the full margins is rather unusual.

Jean-François Janinet: L'Amour rendant Hommage à sa Mère

  • Jean François Janinet was a distinguished French engraver and printmaker who rose to prominence during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Janinet demonstrated exceptional talent in the art of engraving from a young age. After leaving the workshop of Louis Marin Bonnet in 1772, Janinet perfected a technique to produce full colour prints from multiple plates that made smoothly toned and richly coloured impressions. Janinet's work was characterized by its delicate lines, exquisite detail, and masterful use of color.


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