La collation Hollandoise


Dutch interior with a family gathered around a table and eating and drinking, a bagpipe player in left background, a servant filling a glass bottle in lower right, two paintings on the back-wall, after Jan Steen. The inscription reads: . Stein Pinx.” and “F. Basan Excudit.” and “Se vend à Paris chez Basan et Poignant, Rue et Hôtel Serpente.”. Etching by François Basan, published between 1773-1788 in Paris by François Basan. The image is 41,5 x 35 cm in size and comes in a passe-partout. The print is in good condition

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Pierre-François Basan was born in Paris. He was a pupil of Etienne Fessard and Jean Daullé. He was a qualified etcher, engraver (printmaker) but he was principally occupied as a printseller, and published a ‘Dictionnaire des Graveurs’ in 1767. Produced and published, as of 1754, engravings and etchings after Dutch, Flemish, French and Italian masters. Especially known as editor of prints: in 1788 he had more then 5,000 copper plates in stock, among which 83 by Rembrandt that he bought in 1786 from Claude Henri Watelet.