Jean Baptiste de Roy and anonymous - 2 animal prints: Four cows with sheep in landscape & Resting spaniel dog.

Description
Jean Baptiste de Roy and anonymous - 2 animal prints: Four cows with sheep in landscape & Resting spaniel dog.
Engraving, Etching - signed - 1769-1840

1. Four resting cows in a field with sheep. In the background, a woman with child talking to a man. Behind, is an oriental-style tower.
Etching by Jean Baptiste de Roy.

Paper-Size:W26.7 x H15.5 cm

Large watermark

Cut within border-line

Ref: Rijksmuseum Object number: RP-P-OB-49.458 (dating 1769-1839) Size:W27.7 x H17.0cm
Le peintre-graveur hollandais et belge du XIXme siècle, By Théodore Hippert, Jean Théodore Joseph Linnig Part 1 page 191 No, 11 "Boeuf couchés" W27.6 x H16.8cm

Jean-Baptiste De Roy (born Brussels in 1759 and died there in 1839). Best known for his landscape and animal paintings, but also was an etcher. Trained at the Academy of Brussels, and influenced by the Dutch masters such as Vermeer & Rembrandt. He had a particular interest in images of cattle and other animals, probably influenced by Paulus Potter (1625–1654).


2 Resting spaniel in a sheltered area beneath a tree.
Unsigned. Printmaker not identified.

Though in reverse, the depiction of the dog itself bears a strong resemblance to a print in the British Museum Collection (Museum number 1866,1110.1018), which was made between 1734 and 1797 by Georgina Jane KEATE (HENDERSON) (1770-1850). However, the background is completely different. This suggests that both the offered print and Keate's etching may be based on an unknown earlier design.

Paper-Size: W15.4 x H21.5cm

Ink marks top-right
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Both prints are on heavy laid paper, with some stains and age-related paper colouring

Lot details
Artist
Jean Baptiste de Roy and anonymous
Title of artwork
2 animal prints: Four cows with sheep in landscape & Resting spaniel dog.
Year
1769-1840
Technique
Engraving, Etching
Signature
signed
Condition
See description
Sold with frame
No
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