Considered "the Rembrandt of France" Jean Jacques de Boissieu (1736-1810) spend the last thirty years of his life etching. Ultimately completing over one hundred and forty plates. All dated with his "DB" initials. His etchings are in the collections of museums worldwide including: Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Gettin, Biblioteque Nationale de France, The Stadel Frankfurt, National Gallery of Canada, The Morgan Library, Chicago Art Institue, Detroit Institute of Art, Harvard Museum, and more.
This Boissieu etching is entitled "Crossing The Stream". Dated 1790. signed with his distinctive "DB" and numbered 222. Etching is in very good condition commensurate with age. Some wear on edges plus minimal foxing. Currently framed in a temporary frame to protect the work. Ultimately should be reframed in an appropriate manner for a work of this age and quality.
Etching image measures 15" H x 18.5"W. Paper measures 21.75"H x 31.5" W. Frame measures 19.5"H x 35.5"W.
18th Century Cattle Engraving by Jean Jacque De Boissieu
Etching is in very good condition commensurate with age. Some wear on edges plus minimal foxing.