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Trois amours jouant

REF KM009424 EAN 3336727402856

 Trois amours jouant

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Trois amours jouant

Auguste Péquégnot's engravings

A large part of Auguste Péquégnot's (1819-1878) engraved work was bequeathed to the Chalcographie du Louvre by his wife Louise-Clémentine Houssard early last century. The legacy brought nearly two thousand plates into the national collection.

The subjects from a "grammar" of styles and encyclopaedia of old decorative art. It includes the most remarkable works by master decorators, whether they were architects, painters or draughtsmen, such as Androuet du Cerceau, Marot, Le Pautre, Piranesi, Vouet and Boucher.

It is a collection of trophies, attributes, friezes, cartouches, furniture, vases, mantelpieces, details, railings, bronzes, candelabras and ironwork.

The prints are bound in books : "Suite of Cupids after Boucher", "Figures of Women", "Ornaments", "Vases and Decorations after the Old Masters", "Old Decorations from the Renaissance to Louis XVI", "Furniture from the 16th to the 18th century".

The plates are etchings finished with a burin. The engraver sometimes worked with a sharp line, and sometimes used the soft ground etching technique to achieve the graphic effect of a pencil drawing on paper.
Some of the plates are printed in red ink recalling the original red chalk drawings.

Origin
Bequeathed to the Chalcographie du Louvre by his wife Louise-Clémentine Houssard early last century.
Size of the sheet of paper
H. 28 L. 38 cm
Technical
Aquatint
Size of the copper plate
H. 11,1 L. 13,6 cm
Engraver
Auguste Péquégnot, 1819-1878, France
Museum
Paris - Chalcographie du musée du Louvre
Themes
Red chalk, Drawings
Art movement
18th century
Artists
Charles Eisen (1720-1778), Auguste Péquégnot (1819-1878)
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