Le Matin. [The Morning.]Dedie a Messire Pierre Charles de Villette Chevalier Seigneur du Plessis Villette...[etc.] Tire de son Cabinet et grave de la meme grandeur de l'Original. Par son tres-humble Serviteur Aliamet.
a Paris chez l'Auteur rue des Mathurins vis a vis celle des Masons [n.d., c.1775].
Etching and engraving, 355 x 455mm. 14 x 18".
A scene on a river with fishermen in the foreground, water mill at right, and a bridge and buildings in the distance. After Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789), the famous marine painter. Vernet studied and worked in Rome (1734-53) until recalled to Paris where he was commissioned to paint a set representing French harbours (the 'Ports de France'). He was the father of Carle Vernet, and grandfather of Horace.
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