after Nicholas Chaperon - Venus & Bacchus conversing

Description
after Nicholas Chaperon - Venus & Bacchus conversing
Etching/Engraving - Not signed - original 1639; probably 18th century

The large print depicts a landscape with Bacchus and Venus conversing. Next to them, a satyr is holding a goat suckling a baby.

This is an anonymous copy. made in reverse, of an etching made by Nicholas Chaperon in 1639. It is unsigned and undated.

Printed on blue (greeny blue) heavy paper, suggesting an 18th century date.

Condition: Stuck down along the print edges onto to a sheet of laid paper, which has had the central region cut out- so that only the edges of the print are stuck-down. There is a crease down centre of print. Two areas (near left-edge & bottom right corner) with brown stains. Area on left with red marks. (see photos)

NOTE: Due to the darkness of the paper, the photos show a range of colours. The printing is in black on blue or greenish-blue paper -the apparent colour is dependent upon the ambient lighting.

Reference: Robert- Dumesmil VI.232.58 (Copy in reverse)

Nicolas Chaperon (Chapron) (1612 - 1654/5) was a French painter and etcher who moved to Italy around 1640 and lived there until moving to Lyon around 1654.

Lot details
Artist
after Nicholas Chaperon
Title of artwork
Venus & Bacchus conversing
Year
original 1639; probably 18th century
Technique
Etching/Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
See description
Sold with frame
No
Image size
38.8×29.9 cm
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