|Method||Aquatint and etching|
|Artist||attributed to Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non|
|Dimensions||Image 144 x 100 mm, Sheet 145 x 102 mm|
A painterly depiction of what appears to be a composite tomb or mausoleum in a state of ruin, similar to those found on the Via Appia Antica, with carved columns, pictorial relief carving, and topped with a sarcophagus.
Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non (1730-1792) was a French amateur printmaker. He was a theologist working in Paris in a religious function, and later taking up writing, etching and aquatinting. He met Fragonard during his stay in Rome c.1760, and became his patron.
Condition: Trimmed within plate. Small pinhole to top left corner. Slight overall time toning. Tipped to album page.