Le Midi (No. 547; after J.B. Huet) by Gilles Demarteau

Le Midi (No. 547; after J.B. Huet) by Gilles Demarteau

Le Midi (No. 547; after J.B. Huet)

Gilles Demarteau

Title

Le Midi (No. 547; after J.B. Huet)

 
Artist

Gilles Demarteau

  1722 - 1776
Year
1775  
Technique
Crayon manner stipple engraving and soft ground etching, printed with color 
Image Size
11 1/2 x 14 1/2" platemark 
Signature
in text, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
text, within image: Le Midi / A Paris, chez Demarteau, Graveur du Roi....etc 
Reference
Demarteau 547 
Paper
heavy, antique-white laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
5519 
Price
$600.00 
Description
One of the earliest "crayon manner" engravers, Demarteau is often credited with its invention. This is an excellent example of the technique, with the reddish color added to what appears to be black crayon drawing, but in fact, is all engraved.