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Orlando furioso.

After St Amand by Morange. Olympia rescued by Orland "Olympe Déliverée par Roland." Paris Bonnefoy c1770
Copper engraving by Morange after the drawing by St Amand illustrating Chanson XI of Roland Furieux.[Ariosto Orlando furioso]where Orlando/ Roland rescues Olympia from the Orca.
The image shows a naked Olympia tied to a rock; [reminiscent of Perseus rescuing Andromeda]. Dark impression; light toning; light spotting mainly to blank margins; dampstain to left margin, far from image; 2 short tears to lower edge with old repairs to verso.

Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet, 1731-1797.
Engraver. He went to Paris when young, and was instructed in the art by Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. His first manner was bold and free, and his plates in that style are preferred by some to the more finished and highly-wrought prints that he afterwards produced, although it must be confessed that the latter are executed with great neatness and delicacy.

Joseph-Marie Vien ( 1716 – 1809),
French painter, was born at Montpellier. He was the last holder of the post of Premier Peintre du Roi, serving from 1789 to 1791.
Thomas Gaehtgens, Jacques Lugand, Joseph-Marie Vien, Arthéna, 1988, p. XIII, notice w7050 422 by 318mm (16½ by 12½ inches).   ref: 2687  €250

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