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Description: This fine, original antique print of a young gentleman - possibly William III - by the master etcher Leon Richeton - signature engraved at the base of the print - was published in the 1878 edition of The Portfolio.These faithful re-engravings of classic and historical wood-cuts were faithfully re-issued by in the mid to late 19th century. Such is the quality of his re-strikes these prints are now in major institutional collections such a the Louvre, National Gallery, The Met and many other famous Galleries. Please see below for further background.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - Off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 14in x 9 1/2in (350mm x 240mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None
Background:Leon Richeton (1854 - 1934) was an etcher, etched landscapes, and copied works by other artists, such as Sir Thomas Lawrence and Gainsborough. He published etchings in The Portfolio, and etched illustrations for Alfred Egmont Hake's Paris Originals..., London, 1878.Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (1727 – 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes. He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school. Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.