Mme. Ledieu by Jean-Baptiste Isabey

Mme. Ledieu by Jean-Baptiste Isabey

Mme. Ledieu

Jean-Baptiste Isabey

Title

Mme. Ledieu

 
Artist
Year
c. 1820  
Technique
lithograph, printed chine-collé 
Image Size
4 7/8 x 4 5/16" image size, 5-15/16 x 4-13/16" China paper 
Signature
initialled in stone, beneath image, lower left 
Edition Size
not applicable 
Annotations
signed by printer, lower right image; 2 collectors stamps on margins, recto. (See "Description" for more details) 
Reference
Basily-Callimaki 103 II/II; Fonds Français 13 
Paper
thin, cream China paper laid onto a heavy, ivory wove 
State
ii/ii 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
19393 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This portrait of Madame Ledieu was done by Isaby around 1820 and was printed chine-collé by C. Motte. This means that the image was printed on a thin sheet of cream "China" paper which allowed all the fine, delicate details to be printed. This paper was then collaged (glued) to a heavier, larger sheet of Ivory wove paper which gives it stability so it can be handled.

The impression has the red collector's stamp of Albert Marioni (Lugt 150b) in the lower left corner and also is from the estate of author, museum director and collector Michael Wentworth (1938-2002) who wrote the catalogue raisonné on James Tissot. His stamp is on the lower right (not in Lugt).