Jean Thouvenin was a French line and stipple engraver, who mainly produced prints of religious and history subjects.
Tessari et Compagnie was a Parisian print publisher in the Quai des Augustins. Over 160 prints they made between 1811 to 1830, many engraved by Thouvenin, are recorded in The Image of France, an online documentation project that covers that time period.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning and wear. Some minor losses due to abrasions neatly restored. Faint marginal scattered foxing and staining. Professionally rebacked on supporting sheets. Scarce as a separately issued set.
Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 8, p. 299. (Thouvenin)
“The Image of France.” ARTFL. August 2002. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/ARTFL/projects/mckee/ (15 April 2004).
“Richard Westall.” The Grove Dictionary of Art. 2000. Artnet.com. http://www.artnet.com/library/09/0912/T091238.asp (15 April 2004).
Williamson, George C., ed. Bryan’s Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. London: G. Bell and Sons: 1930. Vol 5, p. 357.