JEAN FRANÇOIS JANINET (1752 – 1814): Lithograph from "Cahier de principes de dessein d’apres nature"

Lithograph by Jean François Janinet (1752-1814) after the red chalk (crayon) drawings of Pierre Thomas le Clerc (1740-1791). Dimensions (plate) 21,4 x 29,2 cm. P.o.d.

Offered here is the fourth plate of the twelfth volume of the “Cahier de principes de dessein d’apres nature”, dedicated to the First Painter to the King, Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714-1789). Printed by Les Campions Frères (Paris 1780). This was a series of studies intended for artists, divided into fourteen volumes of six plates each. The set was printed in bright red, dark red or bistre, and published by Le Père & Avaulez (1773-77), Mondhare & Jean (1773-80) and Les Campions Frères (from 1780).

Publication detail: “A Paris chez les Campions freres rue St Jacques a la ville de Rouan A.P.D.R.” Dedication: “Dedié a Monsieur J.B.M. Pierre, Premier Peintre du Roi, par son très humble et très observant serviteur le Clerc.”

Condition: overall good, some soiling on the edges.

Janinet Cahier 140-1

Janinet Cahier 140-3

Janinet 140-4

Janinet Cahier 140-5

Janinet Cahier 140-6

Janinet Cahier 140-2