Property from the Collection of Ulrich and Alfred Ochsenbein
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The identity of the French printmaker Leon Davent, previously known as Maître LD, was only confirmed in 1974. He was one of the most prolific engravers of the Fontainebleau workshop, although his production at the French Court lasted for no longer than 5 years. While his earliest prints were executed with the burin, he subsequently employed the relatively new technique of etching to translate the works of Giulio Romano, Parmigianino and Primaticcio into the graphic medium. It was probably Primaticcio who had brought Davent to Fontainebleau.
(C. Jenkins, Prints at the Court of Fontainebleau, c. 1542-47, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, 2017, Vol. I, p. 28-29.)