Duvet, Jean.


Par maistre Jehan Duuet, iadis Orfevre des Rois, François premier de ce nom, & Henry deuxieme. Eugrammia Press 1962.
Facsimile Reprint. Slim Folio. Unpaginated. Frontis., 22 engravings reproduced from the set in the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibliothèque Nationale, dec. initial letters. Original gilt lettered dark red crushed morocco backed printed cloth covered boards, some minor fading to leather, t.e.g. No. 636 of a Limited Edition of 735 Copies. ‘Jean Duvet (1485–after 1562) was a French Renaissance goldsmith and engraver, now best known for his engravings. He was the first significant French printmaker. He produced about seventy-three known plates, that convey a highly personal style, often compared to that of William Blake, with very crowded compositions, a certain naive quality, and intense religious feeling.
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