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Gautier D'Agoty, Jacques Fabien 1716 - 1785"
Le Poumon et le Coeur. 'Planche Xiv de l'Anatomie des Visceres, Dissequez, peints et Gravez en couleur par Mr Gautier' [Text running from left to right at top margin of the plate]; Bottom margin with legenda."
Paris, Gautier d'Agoty. No date [ab. 1754]. Multiple plate color mezzotint. A stunningly beautiful anatomical presentation in colour printing of the heart and lungs. 1 colour printed mezzotint plate [meas. appr. 47 x 61 cm, engraved surface] printed from 4 separate plates: the first plate for the blacks (burin engraving and lettering); the second plate in mezzotint for the blue; the third in mezzotint for the yellow; the fourth in mezzotint and 'dotted manner' for the red. According to Rodari [see note] a fifth plate was used for a final layer of veins. Varnished state. Plate number upper left [Planche Xiv]. Lower mid center a tear and a few pinholes skillfully filled in and restored. Minimal imperfections and scratches. Lower blank margin [which will no longer be showing when framed] a waterstain. A few tears and small holes skillfully filled in and repaired. Some imperfections and surface scratches as is usual. From: l'Anatomie generale des visceres' [Paris, ca 1754]. Varnished state. Extensive one page description w. all quotes in full upon request.: Rodari, Exhibition catalogue Bibl. Nationale 'Anatomie de la couleur', i.l.c. esp. item 109, p. 124 (w. a full page colour ill. on page 125, from the Collection Paul Jammes).: Colin Franklin, A cat. of early colour printing, preface p. 1: Grasselli, M. Morgan, Colourful Impressions, pp. 45 - 47: Choulant, p. 270: Putscher, M., pp. 52 & 57: Singer, H.W. 'der Vierfarbendruck', pp. 177 - 199: Hirsch/Hubotter, vol. Ii, p. 509: Hahn Dumaitre, P. 305, 307: Blake Stc 18th c., p. 169: All Gautier d'Agoty colour prints are very much … [Click Below for Full Description]
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