Demarteau. Pair Of Hunting Engravings. eighteenth century
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Pair of engravings in imitation of the three pencils,
after Jean Baptiste HUET, engraved by Gilles DEMARTEAU
"The hunter's rest" and "Hunter and dogs at a standstill"
Gilded and carved wooden frames with heart rays and beaded net.
This pair of engravings is in very good general condition, some freckles; gilding wear on the frame.
It brings together two great names in the pictorial art of the eighteenth century.
Jean Baptiste HUET (1745-1811)
Famous French painter, recognized as an animal painter, but also for his pastoral scenes, which can be found in the Louvre.
He will work at the Jouy Factory, and his cartons will also be used for the tapestries of Beauvais (some in Camondo).
Gilles DEMARTEAU (1722-1776), Engraver from Liège.
Around 1750, he moved to Paris, met Fragonard, Van Loo and especially Boucher, with whom he became friends.
He invented a new engraving process, called pencil-like. Which will make him famous, opening the doors of the Academy to him. He then became the King's Engraver.
He then engraved many portraits after Boucher, Huet or Greuze.
Dimensions: Width: 54 cm with the frame; Height: 42 cm with the frame.
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