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French 18th c. color printed engraving after Huet
A print titled, “LE DEPART D’UNE FIORE” on heavy paper with the colors brown blue red/pink and black on white paper. Sometimes I find it difficult to determine if the colors have been applied to a single plate or if the print has been made with a separate plate for each color. This print feels as if it was printed with more than one plate because of the mixing of colors in some places and the clean separation in others. Bonnet was an early printer using separate plates, which is the more time consuming process. In addition to the title in the center, on the lower left is printed, “J.B. Huet del.” under his signature in the print, on the lower right, “Jubier sculp.” and below the title, “A Paris, chez Bonnet, rue S. Jaques, au coin de celle de al Parcheminerie.” Sight size 9 ¼ by 11 ¼ inches (23.5 by 28.5 cm) overall with frame, 14 by 16 inches (35.5 by 40 cm).

Condition; Too clean looking, as it has been recently cleaned to remove stains and foxing. Very minor spots remain. The margins extend beyond the plate line which is under the mat, but visible on the pictures (I forgot to measure the plate size before replacing it in the frame. Some of the paper on the back is damaged due to removing the old sheet adhesive. Repair to one corner under the mat. The mat and frame are not new, but not original.

From before the Revolution, an interestingly detailed scene in the idyllic manner with happy people and animals.



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