Gilles DEMARTEAU after Huet
A soft ground etching by Gilles Demarteau after the painting by Jean Baptiste Huet (1745-1811); printed in sepia ink and published in Paris circa 1770.
Gilles Demarteau (1722-1776) was a prolific print engraver and publisher who worked in Paris in the middle of the eighteenth century and produced a magnificent opus of classical, mythological and romantic images. His images are all numbered from 1-560 and the subjects can be identified in this way. He worked in soft ground etching (the crayon method) and his images were typically printed in sepia, sanguine and bistre inks.
Framed size: 15 x 18 inches