Jean-Baptiste LALLEMAND (Dijon 1716 - Paris 1803)

Design for the Frontispiece for the 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d’Italie' of 1768 Sold

Pen and brown ink and brown wash, extensively heightened with white gouache, with traces of an underdrawing in black chalk.
Inscribed Pütz, peintre du duc de Deux Pon(?) on the verso.
324 x 230 mm. (12 3/4 x 9 in.)

ACQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, DC.

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This is a preparatory design by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand, with significant differences, for the frontispiece of the print series Divers Habillements suivant le costume d'Italie. Dessinees d’apres Nature par J. B. Greuze Peintre du Roi, Ornés de Fonds par J. B. Lallemand et gravés d'après les Desseins tirés du Cabinet de M. l'Abbe Gougenot, etc. par P. E. Moitte, graveur du Roi, Paris 1768. The series was made up of prints after watercolours by Jean-Baptiste Greuze of the colourful costumes of women of the Italian provinces. For the prints, Lallemand added elaborate backgrounds to each of Greuze’s costume studies, all of which – with the exception of the title page, which was engraved by Lallemand himself – were engraved by Pierre-Etienne Moitte and published in 1768.

An impression of the related etching by Lallemand is sold with this drawing.

Literature:
Hélène Guicharnaud, ‘Un collectionneur Parisien, ami de Greuze et de Pigalle, l’Abbé Louis Gougenot (1724-1767)’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, July-August 1999, p.19.

Jean-Baptiste LALLEMAND

Design for the Frontispiece for the 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d’Italie' of 1768

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