Marine Etching Reale Ship Galley Prints 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 an 18th century French ship, a galley with oars called Reale. Marine, dessein d’une galere a la Rame nommee la Reale. Ship-Galley-Sailing Vessel-Cross Section-Diderot-Benard.
Antique etching ngraved 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 and set within a passe-partout and modern blue faux-marble painted frames, this antique work is in 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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