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Les adieux d'Hector et d'Andromaque, after Bon Boullogne.
- Paris, 1726. Nice oblong etching, showing at centre Hector, the commander of the Trojan armies, bidding farewell to his wife Andromache and their son Astyanax, who being frightened by Hector's helmet flings himself into the arms of his nurse; Hector in battle dress steps on a chariot drawn by two horses; soldiers, Andromeda's maids and inhabitants of Troy are surrounding the family. In the background the walls and a monumental gateway of Troy; signed in the plate 'De Boulogne lainé inv. J. Moyreau sculp. Pont S. Michel au chat d'Espagne, 1726'. With 2 columns of 4 lines of etched French text below (see note). 29 x 38,2 cm.*Le Blanc III, 60 No. 6. Nagler XI, 47 No. 10. Etched after the painting Les Adieu d'Hector et d'Andromaque, painted c. 1699 by Bon Boullogne, also named Boullogne l'Ainé (Paris 1649-Paris 1717), which is now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Troyes. Jean Moyreau was a pupil of Bon Boullogne. Inscription underneath: 'Hector, dont le destin devoit bientost arrêter le Cour de sa vie: sort de Troye pour combâtre et repousser les Grecs. Il dit adieu à sa chere Andromaque, qui, pour le retenir luy presente son fils Astianax; afin de l'empêcher d'aller chercher la mort, prédite par Cassandre: Mais ce heros voulant secourir sa patrie et toûché de voir sa famille affligée il precipite son départ; apres avoir embrassé son fils; qui effrayé de voir le casque sur la teste de son pere, se jette entre les bras de sa nourice. Illiade I.6'. - Good impression, with margins, paper very lightly discoloured. Collector's stamp on verso of 'Grossh. Museum zu Schwerin' (Lugt No. 2273).[(5832)] [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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