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Psyche & Cupid (1816 France)

Artist

JOSEPH DUFOUR (1754-1827)
LAFFITTE & BLONDEL

Country of Origin

France

Dated

1816

Medium

Wood-block printed on paper

Dimensions

43.00inch wide   74.00inch high
(109.22 cm wide  187.96 cm high)

Condition

Papers were cleaned and relined on linen canvas and mounted on a stretcher. Some missing elements in left-hand and bottom right portions of the scene, no in painting to fill these gaps but subtle grey painting suggests this loss. Present condition very good and stable.


Description / Expertise

One panel from the scenic Psyche & Cupid : “Psyche Bringing the Fountain of Youth to Venus”. Wood-block printed by Dufour in 1816, design by Laffitte & Blondel. Rare version of the first edition of 1816 in small joined papers (“papiers raboutés” technique). The quality of the engraving and richness of the grisaille tones are exceptionally fine.

Price upon request.