The Virgin sitting holding the child Jesus on her knees
Modern print printed from the original plate of the Chalcographie du Louvre on Japanese paper.
In the 19th century, the Louvre Museum asked Alphonse Alexandre Leroy, engraver, to reproduce in facsimile drawings from the Louvre's collections and private collections published by the artist himself, in albums, between 1860 and 1880.
Aquatint, soft varnish or pencil style, roller, etching, etching, chisel, Leroy used mixed etching techniques, seeking above all the effect produced by the ink on paper. The cuts, grooves and grains engraved in the steel plate reveal the fluidity, roundness, firmness, sfumato to copy the original design as accurately as possible.
The Chalcography of the Louvre has a large number of its plates and thus responds to its vocation to offer a wide public the privilege of one day owning a quality replica of drawings chosen among the greatest artists of all time, let us only mention: Raphael, Corrège, Veronese, Titian ...Drawing lesson for the new generations, work of art offered to all.
Print on applied Japanese paper:
Made in Asia, this paper provides exceptional line accuracy and reveals the engraver's prowess. Its extreme lightness requires that it be glued on another sheet of paper. This operation, which must be carried out at the time of printing, requires a high level of technical expertise.
- Delivery :
- Order shipped directly from the Art Workshops within 3 weeks
- Entretien :
- Eviter toute source d'humidité et de lumière directe. Ne pas plier la feuille
- Dimensions :
- 38 x 56 cm
- Museum :
- Grand Palais
- EAN :
- Reference :
- Editor :
- Ateliers d'art de la Rmn-GP
- Museum of Conservation :
- Chalcographie du Louvre
- Author :
- Michelangelo Buonarroti, dit M