1760 Autograph Letter Signed by Engraver J. Balechose to French Royal Engraver Jean-Georges Wille in Paris.
One engraver to another—a letter with interesting content from French engraver J. Balechose to French Royal Engraver Jean-Georges Wille (1715–1808), discussing prints, copper plates, and printing. The letter is addressed to Wille at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris. Wille, a German national, born Johann Georg Wille, was the son of artist Pierre-Alexandre Wille (1748–1837). Jean-Georges Wille was active as an engraver in both Germany and France and the engraver, Juste Chevillet (1729–1802)—noted for his engraved portraits of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, was his pupil.
Description: 1760 Autograph Letter Signed by Engraver J. Balechose to French Royal Engraver Jean-Georges Wille in Paris.
[Lagnon (France), 10 8me. (August) 1760]. [1¼]pp. 4to. Bifolium with integral address leaf; red wax seals. Docketed. Addressed to “Monsieur J.G. Wille, Graveur du Roy Aubuon academie royale de peinture et [de] sculpture, quay des augustins, A Paris.” Text in French; untranslated. Folds; small losses at wax seals not affecting text; very good.