Huquier Fils.

1760

Antique vue d'optique of the Port of Beijing Pekin, China

Vue Perspective du Pont et du Port de la Ville de Pekin Ville de la Chine

DESCRIPTION: Scarce French vue d'optique or optical print ca. 1760 of the Port of Pekin or Beijing, China. Engraved by the sons of Jacques Gabriel Huquier. In the foreground of this colorful original antique engraving numerous covered boats are unloaded by a variety of workers dressed in colorful native apparel.

Attribution at bottom reads "A Paris ches Huquier Fils, Graveur rue St. Jacques, au Grand St. Remy." Jacques Gabriel Huquier (1725 - 1805) was an engraver and printseller located at Rue St. Jacques in Paris, France. Jacques-Gabriel fils was the son of J. Gabriel Huquier, also a printseller and engraver who worked from the same address. According to Jeffares, Jacques-Gabriel Huquier made a fortuitous marriage in 1758:
"[J.G. Huquier] married Anne-Louise, the daughter of the engraver Jacques Chéreau. She brought a dowry of 10,000 livres, mostly in stock in the business at rue Saint-Jacques, “au Grand Saint-Rémy”, and for the next three years with Huquier fils and Chéreau collaborated as engravers and printsellers." (Source : http://www.pastellists.com/Articles/HUQUIER.pdf.)
By 1772 Huquier had abandoned his family and emigrated to England. Screenplay in progress.

CREATOR: Huquier Fils.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1760

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: China

BODY OF WATER: Unknown

CONDITION: Fair.  Strong laid paper. Light stains support the age of the engraving and argue for orginal color. Adequate margins.

COLORING: Period hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: Huquier

SIZE: 14 " x 10 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 6

PRICE: $320


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