FRAGONARD, Jean Honoré
(1732-1806):

The Feast of Anthony and Cleopatra, after Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Etching, 1763-64. Baudicour 23; Guimbaud 16; Wildenstein XII, first state of two before the number

A fine impression with margins all round and one deckle edge. A little glue from old hinges at right edge, otherwise in very good condition. 165 x 115mm.
$1,200

 

Only 21 original etchings are given to Fragonard, while his compositions were copied by many other print-makers. He himself learned by copying Old Master painters whom he admired, during travels in Italy with his mentor (and copyist) the Abbé Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint Non.