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Jean Pillement etchings.

[Paris : Leviez : Basan, ca. 1755-ca. 1775]

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  • Title:
    Jean Pillement etchings.
  • Publisher Info.: [Paris : Leviez : Basan, ca. 1755-ca. 1775]
  • Physical Desc.: [329] prints : etchings ; 12 x 10 cm. to 50 x 65 cm..
  • Summary: The Pillement collection was originally a part of the collection of Charles William Dyson Perrins, an English book collector. All etchings, the collection includes the work of the following printmakers: François-Antoine Aveline, Peter-Paul Benazech, Pierre-Charles Canot, Edouard Gautier Dagoty, Louis Dagoty, Jeanne Deny, William Elliot, James Roberts the elder, Thomas Vivares, Pierre-François Basan, Hess, James Mason, Christopher Norton, Simon François Ravenet the elder, and William Sherlock. Victor Marie Picot and Jean Marie Delattre also issued two prints. C. Leviez and Basan are listed as publishers; as part of their large collections, they seem to have reissued prints published earlier, sometimes by others.
    The sixteen suites of small etchings depict chinoiserie fountains, tents, trophies, figures in landscapes, and rococo flowers and ribbons. These motifs, probably derived from works by Pillement in other media, could easily be used as decorative sources for woven or printed textiles; painted, modelled, or lacquered paneling; engraving on silver; or painted porcelain. Two suites are etched in the crayon manner in red and black.
    The sixteen suites of medium-sized etchings include fantastic and naturalistic flowers; chinoiserie genre scenes, and large single figures; and rustic European genre scenes, always outdoors and often along the road or near tumble-down houses or bridges.
    The large etchings include one suite of six Chinese genre scenes and twenty rococo genre scenes. The genre scenes, often in pairs, depict the countryside or small villages, some with additional allegorical meaning related to the seasons or time of day.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Title supplied.
    Charles William Dyson Perrins collection.
  • Form/Genre: Prints -- France -- 18th century
    Etchings -- France -- 18th century
  • Subjects: Decoration and ornament -- France Decoration and ornament, Rococo Art -- Chinese influences
  • Contributors: Pillement, Jean, 1728-1808. Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958.
  • Collection: Prints collection (Getty Research Institute)
  • ID/Accession Number: 1366-949
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 82217213
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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