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Erminia and the Shepherds 1751

Etienne Fessard

* 1714 † 1777

Engraving after Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre. 42.5 x 51.8 cm.

Literature: I.F.F. 319.

Provenance: Albertina, Vienna (duplicate), Lugt Suppl. 5f.

Very fine impression with small margins. The engraving is after the painting in reverse by Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714 - 1789), now in the Palazzo Vecchio. Formally owned by Claude-Henri Watelet (1718 - 1786) who had no fewer than 24 paintings by Pierre. A preparatory drawing for the painting is today in a private collection in London.

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