Baron Dominique Vivant Denon ( 1747 - 1825 ) - Hagar in the desert

Description
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon ( 1747 - 1825 ) - Hagar in the desert
Etching - Plate signed - 1780-1803

Hagar in the desert, with angel appearing on the left weak impression of the same plate at the back of the print
Etching

Signed with production detail: 'Denon in et s.'.
Mentioned in Denon's catalogue, 1803.


Bibliography
IFF 1
Chu 1988 1

Baron Dominique Vivant Denon ( 1747 - 1825)
Painter, draughtsman, etcher, curator and author. Worked as a diplomat in Naples (1779-85), where he learned how to engrave; travelled through Italy in 1788/89 and settled in Venice from where he was expelled in July 1793, prompting his return to Paris; in 1797/98 with Napoleon on the Egyptian campaign. In these years turned his amateur etchings into a business, and published two catalogues of his work (in 1793 and in 1803). Appointed in 1803 as (first) director of the Louvre, and put in charge of the Gobelins, Sèvres and the Monnaie; for this created a Baron.

Bibliography
Correspondance, (ed. M-A Dupuy and others), 2 vols, Paris 1999
Louvre exhibition catalogue 1999
Daniela Gallo, 'Les vies de Dominique-Vivant Denon: actes du colloque organisé au Musée du Louvre', 2 vols, Paris (la Documentation française) 2001
Chu (in the Illustrated Bartsch)

Lot details
Artist
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon ( 1747 - 1825 )
Title of artwork
Hagar in the desert
Year
1780-1803
Technique
Etching
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
125×140 mm
Total dimensions
370×290×1 mm
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