Réunion autour d’une table – Gathering by Candlelight
A set of three progress proofs.
etching and (in the two later states) roulette on thin laid paper;
each sheet ca. 118 x 168 mm (4 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches)
Inventaire du fonds français 23 (listing four different states); The Illustrated Bartsch 59
C.G. Boerner, Düsseldorf (1980s)
Denon – l’oeil de Napoléon, exhibition catalogue, Paris 1999, no. 41
An unusual and attractive set of three progress proofs, starting with the light and transparent pure etching and later states which have been increasingly darkened by roulette work.
The plate is first mentioned in the catalogo di incisioni of 1793, which provides a terminus ante quem for the dating of the print.