Tomb with Death Enthroned as a Sphinx

Etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink, ii/ii | 33.7 x 49.3cm | c. 1779-84

Louis Jean Desprez

Introduced to the rudiments of etching while a student in Paris, Desprez went on to master the more complicated technique of aquatint after being sent to study at the French Academy in Rome. Visits to ancient ruins may have stimulated his series of f...
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