- Museum number
Object: Les Disciples d'Emaüs
Series: Recueil d'estampes d'après les plus beaux tableaux et d'après les plus beaux desseins qui sont en France
Series: Recueil Crozat
Series: Cabinet Crozat
The Supper At Emmaus, after Veronese, with christ sitting at table at centre, the two pilgrims on either side, and in the foreground, to the left, a little girl with a dog. c.1729/40
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1729-1740 (circa)
Height: 486 millimetres
Width: 540 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of 'Recueil d'estampes d'après les plus beaux tableaux et d'après les plus beaux desseins qui sont en France' (also known as 'Recueil Crozat'), a series of plates commissioned by Crozat and reproducing famous paintings and drawings of the era; 140 plates were published in 1729. A second volume formed by 42 prints (instead of the 110 plates initially planned) was issued in 1740.
After Crozat's death, the plates were sold to a company of booksellers who commissioned Mariette to reorganize the 'Recueil'; Mariette divided the plates into two volumes, added some missing descriptions, and advertised the set to the public in 1742.
In 1764, Basan bought the plates and the text, and republished the 'Recueil', but replaced the woodcuts by intaglio prints. The Department keeps a complete set of that edition (1855,0609.77 to 260, now broken up with the text at Oo.6.14) where an attempt to imitate the effect of a chiaroscuro woodcut is made by using aquatint instead; some of the plates from this edition bear the signature of F. P. Charpentier, who invented a method akin to aquatint (see for instance 1855,0609.158 and 207).
Basan also published the 45 plates reproducing the Italian paintings from the collection of the Duc d'Orléans in a volume entitled 'Recueil d'après la gallerie du palais royal' (see Heinecken, 'Idée générale d'une collection d'estampes', Paris 1771, p.76).
The original painting is in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
- Not on display
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- Prints and Drawings
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