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Europe, engraved by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1750-1819), finished by Heinrich Guttenberg (Nuremberg, Germany, 1749-1818), after Jean Baptiste Wicar (French, 1762-1834, died in Rome), ca. early 19th century CE. An etching depicting Apollo -god of music, poetry, the sun, truth, prophesy and more - riding his chariot, as well as his twin sister Diana (Greek goddess Artemis) - goddess of the hunt, the moon, nature, and more - holding her cornucopia below, and Eros in the clouds, etched by Bertaux, finished by H. Guttenberg after the drawing by Jean Baptiste Wicar, a French Neoclassical artist who studied under a legendary pioneer of Neoclassical art, Jacques Louis David (French, 1748-1825). The composition presents the fine-line technique, sculptural effect, and classical iconography characteristic of the Neoclassical. Size: plate 7.625" L x 11.75" W (19.4 cm x 29.8 cm), sheet9.25" L x 13.625" W (23.5 cm x 34.6 cm); matt cover ~ 13.25" L x 17" W (33.7 cm x 43.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.

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Condition

Border and blank space within plate show some stains. Minor tears to border that do not disturb the imagery. Paper with expected discoloration commensurate with age. Mat shows minor creasing and penciled text in upper right.

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19th C. European Etching - Apollo & Diana, after Wicar

Auction ended on Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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