Bouchardon, Edmé (1698 - 1762): Hercules - Bouchardon engraving, rare!

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Date of Printing: 1720 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Right • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 20.5 x 14 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 32.5 x 18.5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor toning at edges • Edition Type: Folio • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only

Edmundo / Edmé Bouchardon RARE and Fine engraving, Printed in Germany 1720. Hercules with lion skin and club.

In excellent condition, some minor toning and foxing at edges.

Bouchardon was a friend of the Comte de Caylus and was distinguished by being the only artist praised by Le Blanc in his famous letter to Caylus criticising the bad taste in decoration and the too free range of Rococo ornamentation.