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Lot 343: Russia.- Le Prince (Jean-Baptiste) Oeuvres, 154 etched plates on 59 sheets, Paris, 1782.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

by Forum Auctions

November 16, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • Russia.- Le Prince (Jean-Baptiste) Oeuvres, 154 etched plates on 59 sheets, Paris, 1782.
  • Russia.- Le Prince (Jean-Baptiste) Oeuvres, 154 etched plates on 59 sheets, Paris, 1782.
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Description: Russia.- Le Prince (Jean-Baptiste) Oeuvres, 154 etched plates on 59 sheets, 74 with aquatint, several printed in bistre, some light spotting and soiling, mostly marginal, light water-staining to lower margin of first few plates, handsome modern mottled calf in antique style, spine gilt in compartments, uncut, rubbed, one or two small gouges, spine repaired at foot, [Colas 1850], folio, Paris, Basan Frères, 1782. ⁂ Le Prince (1734-1781), artist and engraver, was a pupil of Boucher and Vien, and is regarded as being the first artist to work in aquatint. He spent five years in Russia, from 1759-64, and most of the plates depict Russian subjects and scenes. The title page calls for more than 160 plates but the number varies from copy to copy; the most we have traced is 157 plates on 62 leaves.

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