"Villanella" Original Steel Plate Engraving after Charles Jalabert, 1876

Charles Jalabert (United States, 19th Century)

"Villanella" Original Steel Plate Engraving after Charles Jalabert, 1876


An original hand colored steel plate engraving after French artist Charles Jalabert (1819-1901) titled "Villanella", 1876. Engraved by French engraver J. Levasseur. Published by D. Appleton & Co, New York, 1876. Sheet size: 12.5" x 9.5". Image size: 11" x 7.5". Excellent condition.

Charles François Jalabert (1819–1901) was a French painter in the academic style. He rapidly gained renown as an artist among Parisian high society in the second half of the 19th century and attended the salon of Madame Sabatier. Some of his works are now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes.

Jalabert was born in Nîmes. One of his most famous works was the oil on canvas painting called The Plague of Thebes. The painting referred to the Athenian tragedy 'Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles. Thebes is ravaged by plague as a result of the corruption in the place and the murderer of Laius, the former king of the city. The attempts of Oedipus, the incumbent ruler, to allay the plague bring him only to the realization that he is the cause of the plague. His murdering his own father and marrying his mother, he comes to see, is what brought the curse to Thebes. The Plague of Thebes, and other famous works of Jalabert's, like Oedipus and Antigone, are now on display at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes.


Origin United States
Category Engravings
Period 19th Century

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