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Geneviève de Brabant, abandoned with her child in the wilderness, is later rediscovered by her husband while he is hunting. Engraving by Augustin Legrand, 1795, after J.F. Schall.

  • Schall, Jean-Frédéric, 1752-1825
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[Paris] : [Augustin Legrand], [1790]

Physical description

1 print : etching and stipple, with engraving ; image 45.4 x 57.4 cm


L'innocence reconnue. Schall pinx. Gravé par Augustin Legrand. Ecrit par Jean de Montainville. "Tantôt ces images funebres Semblent accabler ses esprits ... "Et ton nom? Je suis Geneviève. "Oh! c'est ma femme & mon enfant." Voyez L'innocence reconnue romance par M. Berquin.

Creator/production credits

Legrand appears to have produced a set of three engravings of the legend of Geneviève de Brabant in 1789-1790. Two of them were small vertical prints after Marguérite Gérard and J.F. Schall (approximately 45 x 36.8 cm.), while the third (the present print) was a larger horizontal work intended to be displayed between the other two

References note

Französisches Museum der Durchl. Frau Erbprinzessin von Thurn u. Taxis, volume 1, Bayreuth 1790, p. 215 (translated from Journal de Paris, loc. cit.)
Yves Sjöberg, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, Paris 1974, vol.13, works by Augustin Legrand no. ?

Lettering note

Below the image are verses from L'innocence reconnue, a romance on the subject of Geneviève de Brabant by Arnaud Berquin. The verses are engraved by Jean de Montainville


Wellcome Library no. 2913400i


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