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comte de Caylus and Nicolas Lesueur
Martyre de Saint Ange, Carme
plate 113 from
the Recueil Crozat


A brilliant impression of the combination of etching and woodcut used to simulate the effects of a pen, ink and wash drawing

Artist: Artist: Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, comte de Caylus (1692-1765) and Nicolas Lesueur (1690-1764)
Title: Martyre de Saint Ange, Carme, (Martyrdom of Saint Angelo the Carmelite), plate 113 from Recueil d’estampes d’après les plus beaux tableaux et d’après les plus beaux desseins qui sont en France, (called the Recueil Crozat)
Date: 1729/40
School: French, XVIIIth-century
Medium: etching and two colour woodcuts
Dimensions: 410 x 358mm (plate), 583 x 430mm (sheet)
Watermark: double-headed eagle (grand Aigle)

Inscriptions/marks: in the plate lower border <<Martyre de Saint Ange, Carme./Dessein de Pierre Testa, qui est dans le Cabinet de M.r Crozat./Gravé à l’eau forte par M.le C…de C… et en bois sous sa conduite par Nicolas leSueur.>>In the plate lower right border <<113>>
Condition: Fine impression on laid paper with clear double-headed eagle watermark
Description: after a drawing by Pietro Testa. When the publication was announced in the Mercure de France in May 1728, it was stated that the prints would be printed on Colombier (dovecote) paper, but that if a subscriber wanted their prints printed on large grand Aigle paper they would pay an additional cost (Mercure de France, May 1728, p. 1008.)
Reference: IFF, XVIIIe siècle, vol. 4, Caylus 415.
Provenance: The Print Room, Museum Street, London, 1994