LE GRAND, Pierre François
Grouppe de Fruits
Paris: chez Le Grand, circa 1810. Aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, several skillfully repaired small tears in the left margin, and a few mild surface abrasions in the top and bottom margins. Right and left margins trimmed within platemark, not affecting image. Image size (including text): 18 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 14 1/8 inches.
A beautifully rendered still-life composition of a large pear, grapes, and a variety of berries.
Pierre François Legrand was a prolific botanical engraver, who executed plates after prominent artists including Cipriani, Le Roy, and Angelica Kauffman. He also contributed numerous images to several notable botanical publications such as Gerard Van Spaëndonck's rare folio Fleurs dessinées d'apres nature... (1800), Antoine Poiteau's Histoire Naturelle Des Orangers (1818-22), and Pierre-Joseph Redouté's Jardin de la Malmaison (1803).
cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol. 8, p. 451; Cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, vol. 21/22, p. 573;.
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