Large marine engraving after Ludolf Bakhuizen (Backhuysen) (1630 - 1708) engraved by Pierre-Charles Canot (1710-1777) and John Boydel (1719-1804) in 1766. The etching is dated on the lower side.
Canot was born in France in about 1710. In 1740 he moved to England, where he lived there the rest of his life. He was elected an Associate Engraver of the Royal Academy in 1770, and died at Kentish Town, then just outside London, in 1777. He engraved a large number of landscapes, sea-pieces, and other subjects. Joseph Strutt believed that his best prints were some large plates of maritime subjects.
Etchings by Canot are regulary sold in auctions around the world.
This etching was cleaned by a hired profesionnal restorer, ready to be framed and displayed.
Subject : 14.5" x 19.6" (37,4 x 50,4 cm)
Sheet : 17" x 22" (43,8 x 56.4 cm)
18th Century Large Marine Seascape French Etching