Drawings, Watercolours and Prints | 25 April 2013
Gilles Louis Chrétien (1756-1830) - A group of 8 bust-length Physionotrace profile portraits,
Sold for £900
Gilles Louis Chrétien (1756-1830)
A group of 8 bust-length Physionotrace profile portraits,
etchings and aquatint, with hand-colouring, by Chr'e9tien, Edme Queneday and others, [c.1787-1830], one dated 1811, Paris, v.s., each c.80 x 80mm. (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in) (8)
⁂ The Physionotrace, invented in 1784 by Gilles Louis Chr'e9tien, was one of several precursors to photography, in the quest for an easier method to capture a likeness for portraiture. Although no apparatus survives, it is known through a drawing to have been a development of the pantograph. Chr'e9tien was joined in 1788 by Edme Queneday (1756-1830), the first of several later collaborators, in 1788.
Under glass, some spotting and browning. Unexamined out of frames.
Thursday 25 April 2013, 1.00pm
24 Maddox Street
23rd April 9.30am - 5.30pm
24th April 9.30am - 8.00pm
25th April from 9.30am