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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:
Le Menuet de la Mariée
La Noce au Chateau

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minuite of the bride                                                                                                       Detail.

P. L. De Bucourt

Le Menuet de la Mariée

18th. cent. aquatint printed in colours after the original De Bucourt painting, printed by Chapias, Paris 1786 Dédié à Monsieur Le Comte De Cossé  French lines and wash mat, period glazing, gilt-wood and gesso frame.
14 x 9 1/8" (35.5 x 23.2 cm.)  21 7/8 x 17"   

Ref. LRAp 4004/-/ o.andr> ROL     PRICE CODE C    Click for price guide

Le Meuet de la Marieé / The Minuet of the Bride depicts entertainment, intimacies, merrymaking and intrigue at a French 18th. cent country wedding two years before the terror of the revolution. Displayed in its original Louis XVI frame and mounts.
Le Comte De Cossé was Corporal of the Armies of the King, Colonel of the Vivarais regiment  and first gentleman of the bedchamber of the King's brother.

Philibert Louis De Bucourt  was a painter and engraver to King Louis XVI  of France. Debucourt, was born in Paris in 1755, and became a pupil of Vien. He executed a few plates in mezzotint, such as the Heureuse famille, the Benediction de la mariée, and the Cruche cassée, after his own designs. Most of his work was, however, in aquatint  He became the leading maker of multi-plate colour prints, combining washes of aquatint with line-engraving. He used a number of different techniques, but most involved three colour plates, and a fourth key plate, outlining the design in black.

minuete of the bride full

night at the chateau                                                                                              Detail.

P. L. De Bucourt

La Noce au Chateau

18th. cent.aquatint  printed in colours after the original De Bucourt painting, printed by Chapias, Paris 1789 Dédié à Monsieur Le Chevalier de Bargeton  French lines and wash mat, period glazing, Louis XVI period gilt-wood and gesso frame.
14 x 9 1/8" ( 35.5 x 23.2 cm.)  21 7/8 x 17"        

Ref. LRAp4005/-/ o.andr> ROL  PRICE CODE C    Click for price guide

The Wedding Chateau depicts  French 18th. cent merrymaking and wedding night intrigue during the introduction of a new bride to the master and mistress of a country house, in the year that the French revolution broke out. Displayed in its original Louis XVI frame and mounts.
 Le Chavelier de Bargeton was a knight of the Royal Military order of St. Louis and former Captain of the Royal Regiment of Grenadiers.

Philibert Louis De Bucourt  was a painter and engraver to King Louis XVI  of France. Debucourt, was born in Paris in 1755, and became a pupil of Vien. He executed a few plates in mezzotint, such as the Heureuse famille, the Benediction de la mariée, and the Cruche cassée, after his own designs. Most of his work was, however, in aquatint  He became the leading maker of multi-plate colour prints, combining washes of aquatint with line-engraving. He used a number of different techniques, but most involved three colour plates, and a fourth key plate, outlining the design in black.

wedding chateau

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