Early Mezzotint Print
This original 17th-century print was created by French painter Louis Testelin (1615-1665) using the Mezzotint process, the first tonal printing method. The result is a stunningly detailed decorative motif of religious imagery, showing cherubs holding arrows and armour. Printed with lettering ‘Tetelin Delineavit’ and ‘P. Mariette ex’.
Artist name: Louis Testelin (1615-1665)
Approx date: 17th to 18th century
Frame Size: H 41 cm x W 14 cm x D 1.7 cm
Paper Size: H 39 cm x W 12 cm
Medium: Ink On Paper
Condition: Few small stains around border edges. Please see photo