18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France

Extraordinary set of three 18th Century French aquatint etchings representing an allegory of the seasons: Spring, Summer and Winter. They depict maidens and cupids dancing in a spring rite, bathing in a pond, and boar hunting, respectively. A similar set is part of the collection of the Harvard Art Museum which states it's publication history as: Catalogue des estampes gravées au crayon d’après différens maîtres, qui se vendent à Paris chés Demarteau, graveur du Roi, auct. cat. (Paris, 1788).

They are inscribed as follows:

J. B. Huet pinxit
Demarteau sculp. 1785
A Paris chez Demarteau graveur, Cloitre St. Benoit.

N° 632
LE PRINTEMPS.
printed image: 12 13/16" by 9 9/16" (32.5 by 24.3 cm); plate mark: 14 1/4" by 11 7/16" (36.2 by 29 cm); trimmed sheet: 14 15/16" by 11 13/16" (38 by 30 cm);

N° 633
L'ETE.
printed image: 12 13/16" by 9 5/16" (32.5 by 23.7 cm); plate mark: 14 3/8" by 11 1/4" (36.5 by 28.5 cm); full sheet: 16 3/4" by 13 9/16" (42.5 by 34.5 cm);

N° 635
L'HIVER.
Measurements: printed image: 12 5/8" by 9 7/16" (32 by 24 cm); plate mark: 14 3/16" by 11 7/16" (36 by 29 cm); trimmed sheet: 14 5/8" by 11 7/8" (37.2 by 30.2 cm) approximately.

Rare set, perfect to decorate a foyer, living room, office, bedroom or similar. Shown with black, standard size, mats (outer measurement 16 by 20 inches). In very good used condition, beautifully colored, with pin holes to corners (concealed by mats), overall toning consistent with age and minor imperfections as shown. L'Ete (The Summer) appears to have full margins, the other two are trimmed outside of the plate mark as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.

Item ID: 3218


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18th Century French Aquatint Etchings Demarteau d'apres Huet, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter ( set of 3 ) - circa 1785, France

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