17th Century Old Master Engraving of French Sculptor Nicolaus Blassert by Jean Lenfant 1658


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Portrait of Nicolaus Blasset is an original Old Master engraving by French engraver Jean Lenfant. This original print was signed in the plate and published in 1658.

Title: Portrait of Nicolaus Blasset
Artist: Jean Lenfant - (1615-1674) - French artist
Technique: Original Engraving
Signature: Signed in the plate
Date Published: 1658
Edition: Unknown
Dimensions: Sheet size - 8-3/4 x 13-1/8 inches, Image size - 8-3/4 x 13 inches.
Condition: Overall Good condition for a print that is more than 350 years old. There are a few chips and small tears at the edges of the sheet, and narrow ribbon margins.
References: In the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Art Museums of San Francisco and shown on their websites.
Printing: A good impression printed in black ink on handmade laid paper.
Presentation: Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.
Description: Jean Lenfant was a noted French portrait engraver and publisher during the first half of the 17th century. This excellent work shows Nicolaus Blasset a well known French architect and sculptor who created religious altars and statues that still exist today in French churches. The skillful depiction of the subject's hair and the folds in the cape are noteworthy.

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