J.P. LE BAS'S COPPER ENGRAVING
This 231 year old copper engraving was rescued fromP.J. Le Bas's (1707-1783) "LE SPECTACLE DE LA NATURE ou ENTRETIENS SUR LES PARTICULATITES de L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE" published by Chez les Freres Estienne in 1780 in Paris, France. The engraver was P.J. Le Bas. (1707-1783)
Jacques Philippe Le Bas: One of the most distinguished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His talent for art was noticed at an early age and when he was fourteen he was apprenticed to M. Herisset, an engraver of architecture. The young Le Bas soon outgrew the talents of his master and he was placed under the painter/engraver, Nicolas Tardieu.
Le Bas's first engraved work was commissioned by de Crozat and gained for the artist a national reputation. Creating important engravings of figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies after such masters as Boucher, Lancret, Watteau, Rubens. Rosa and Rembrandt, Jacques Philippe Le Bas became a full Academician of the French Royal Academy in 1743.
In total this great engraver left an oeuvre of over 300 works of graphic art.The reputation of Le Bas's engraved art was so strong that as early as 1745 he began publishing his own art from his Paris studio at rue de la Harpe. His influence was also strongly felt as a scholar and teacher of the fine arts. He taught engraving techniques to such now well known artists as Cochin, Moreau, Eisen, Nicholas DeLaunay, Le Mire and England's Robert Strange and William Ryland.
The engraving is in good condition, with usual minor age toning. It also has several stain spots. The image is about 5 " x 3 " on a page that is about 7 " x 4 ". The engraving is suitable for framing and would make an excellent gift.
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"LAUNCHING OF A SHIP"
Hill fait paraître General Natural History (deux volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), British Herbal ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, or Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ), Exotic Botany ( 1759 , deuxième édition 1772 ), Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britanica ( 1760 ), Herbarium Britannicum ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) lui dédie en 1760 le genre Hillia de la famille des Rubiaceae . Hill issued General Natural History (two volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), Herbal British ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, Gold Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ) Exotic Botany ( 1759 , second edition 1772 ) , Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britannica ( 1760 ), Britannicum Herbarium ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-Five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) dedicated to him in 1760 the kind Hillier of the family of Rubiaceae .
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