After Jacques Rigaud (French, c. 1671/91-1754)
Vue de la Bastille de Paria, de la Porte St. Antoine, et d'une partie du Fauxbourg. Signed "J. Rigaud In. Sculp." within the plate l.l., titled l.c., with a dry stamp from Musée de Louvre Chalcographie in the margin l.c. Hand-colored etching (chalcographie print) on paper, plate size approximately 9 3/8 x 19 in. (24.0 x 48.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.
N.B. La Chalcographie du Louvre offers some 13,000 prints from plates housed in the Louvre's archive. "Chalcography" is a term taken from the Greek chalkos meaning "copper," and graphein meaning "write." Founded during the Revolution, the Chalcography of the Louvre continues to create restrikes from antique plates, pulled in the Louvre's own print shop on historic presses on museum-quality paper. The workshop is now located in Saint-Denis.
This print after Jacques Rigaud is typical of his etchings of garden scenes, palaces, and chateaux throughout France.
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