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Title:: Don Quixote and Sanco Panza Enter the Village During a Wedding Year::
Artist: Anonymous After: Cotelle the Younger, Jean
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: French 18th Century School/Style: Reproductive
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Price: $400.00
Description: Very fine sharp impression on laid paper with full margins; brown stains at the lower right corner, mostly in the margin and a water stain at the bottom going into the text area. The print is clearly signed Cotelle inv. Cotelle was a painter renowned for his views of Versailles. He is also known to have made prints, but this one is not listed among his known works and the identification of him as inventor, rather than engraver, plus the address of the publisher Desnos ,Paris at the top of the print, indicates that it is probably of the later 18th century, long after Cotelle's death and by an unknown engraver. A number 1 on the print would also indicate that it comes from a series of prints based on Cervantes' Don Quixote, but no reference book has any mention of such a set nor of this specific print. In the 18th century, the best known Don Quixote prints were after designs by Coypel, and the series after Cotelle, despite the obvious high quality of this image at least, appears to be completely forgotten.