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Nicolas Dorigny (1657-1746) - 18th Century Engraving, Apollo and Daphne

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Nicolas Dorigny (1657-1746) - Original 18th Century Engraving. Trimmed to plate. After the sculpture by Bernini. Unsigned. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.

Nicolas Dorigny (1657-1746). Nicolas Dorigny was a French engraver, the youngest son of Michel Dorigny, and was born in Paris in 1652 or 1658. His education prepared him for the legal field, and he followed that profession until he was thirty years of age, when, as a result of deafness, he turned to the arts. Dorigny visited Italy, where he remained for twenty-eight years. His first plates were executed with the point. He is better known, however, for his technique unifying the point and the graver, characteristic of his later productions. He took for his model the admirable works of Gérard Audran. Although he may not have equalled that celebrated artist, either in the style of his drawing, or in the picturesque effect of his light and shade, his prints will always be esteemed both for their merit as engravings and for the importance of the subjects which he chose. In 1711 he was invited to England by Queen Anne to engrave the Cartoons of Raphael at Hampton Court, which he finished in 1719, and in the following year he was knighted by King George I. While he was in England he painted some portraits of the nobility, but with no great success. He returned to France in 1725, and was received into the Academy in the same year. He exhibited some pictures of sacred subjects at the Salon from 1739 to 1743, and died in Paris in 1746.


21 x 33.5cm (8.3" x 13.2")

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Code nj994
Artist Nicolas Dorigny (1657-1746)
Date 18th Century
Dimensions 21 x 33.5cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Still Life
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