1747 Chalon-sur-Saône – 1825 PARIS
“JOSEPH AND POTIPHAR’S WIFE”
Etching after Guercino, printed in an unknown limited quantity in 1790 without signature and editorial data. Magnificent proof, printed on laid paper complete beyond the copper line, in excellent condition with wide margins suitable for framing.
From a subject by Guercino, the preparatory drawing attributed to Guercino, with ex-libris by Baron Dominique Vivant-Denon (Lugt 779), is kept in Princeton, in the McCrindle collection in excellent condition.
French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist. He was appointed as the first Director of the Louvre museum by Napoleon after the Egyptian campaign of 1798–1801, and is commemorated in the Denon Wing of the modern museum and in the Dominique-Vivant Denon Research Center. (Wiki).
DIMENSIONS: Etching Approx. image size 177mm x 98mm.
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