Marine Etching Reale Ship Galley Print, Paris Diderot Benard 1772
Marine Nautical Etching, antique copperplate engraving on paper from Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie, Paris, 1772 by Benard after Belin and Gaussier drawings.
The plate shows depicts a ship galley sailing vessel cross section of two 18th century French ships, entitled Marine, fig 1 Coupe d’un vaisseau dans toute sa longueur – fig 2. Coupe d’une galere dans toute sa longueur.
Engraved by Robert Bénard (1734, Paris – 1777) mainly famous for having supplied 1,800 plates circa to the Encyclopédie by Diderot & d’Alembert from 1751.
Later hand-watercolor decoration, this antique print is set within a passe-partout and modern blue faux-marble painted frame.
Good age related condition, general age-related toning, wear consistent with an history of 250 years.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 68 x 38 cm. Frames measure 101 x 69 cm.
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