"Une Femme Denudee" Original Stipple Engraving by Jean-Louis Darcis, c. 1790
An original color stipple engraving by French artist Jean-Louis Darcis (?-1801) titled "Une Femme Denudee", c. 1790. Signed in the plate by Darcis lower right. This work is magnificently framed. The engraving is floated over velvet matting from Holland and framed with moulding from Spain. Framed size: 14.5" x 12". Image size: 10" x 8". Darcis's stipple engravings are part of permanent collections of art museums around the world.
From the BENEZIT DICTIONNAIRE:
Darcis (J. Louis), graveur, mort a Paris en 1801. On Cite de lui: Junius Brutus, d'apres Lethiere, L'Anglomane, d'apres C. Vernet, Les Incroyables, d'apres C. Vernet, La Sentinelle en defaut, d'apres lawrence.
Stipple engraving is a technique used to create tone in an intaglio print by distributing a pattern of dots of various sizes and densities across the image. The pattern is created on the printing plate either in engraving by gouging out the dots with a burin, or through an etching process.
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 14½ in | WIDTH: 12 in
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