Museum quality eighteenth century etching "Tobias Recovering Sight" by French engraver Antoine de Marcenay de Ghuy (1721-1811) dedicated to art collector and owner of the original painting, Marc-René de Voyer d'Argenson (1722-1782). It's inscribed below the image as follows:
A. de Marcenay Scul. 1755
Tobie Recouvrant la Vue
Dedie a Monsieur Le Marquis De Voyer D'argenson
Marechal de Camp des Armes du Roy, Lieutenant General de L'Alsace & cie.
Grave d'apres l'original de son Cabinet, haut de 17 pouces Sur 14 de large. Par sons tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur
A Paris chez l'auteur rue des vieux Augustines pres l'Egout.
It is printed on laid paper with a watermark / countermark visible on the margin when held against the light, most likely the name of the paper maker, date, or similar identifying mark. Antoine de Marcenay de Ghuy's work is part of the collection of major museums such as the Metropolitan, National Gallery of Art, Rijksmuseum, British Museum among others. It comes nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition with toning consistent with age and minor imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 19 5/8" by 16 1/4" (49.7 cm by 41.28 cm ) ; Full sheet measures: 17 1/8 by 11 5/8" (43.5 cm by 29.5 cm); Platemark: 11 5/8" by 9 1/4" (29.5 cm by 23.5 cm) approximately .
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