[France] Made. de ** en habit de Bal.
a Paris chez L. Surugue Graveur du Roy rue des Noyers attenant le Magazin de papier vis avis St. Yves A.P.D.R.
Engraving, 415 x 300mm. 16½ x 11¾". Trimmed close to plate.
Madame de Mouchy, daughter of M. Duchesne, valet to the King, seated in an armchair in a ball gown looking towards the viewer. She holds a mask in her left hand. The identification of the sitter as Madame de Mouchy, first suggested in 'Catalogue manuscrit de l'oeuvre gravé de et après Charles Coypel', is now accepted by most scholars. An Italian print engraved after the same portrait in 1766 wrongly identifies the sitter as the Marquess of Pompadour. After Charles Coypel (1694 - 1752).
Collector's stamp of Alfred Morrison (1821 - 1897) to verso.
[Ref: 12137] £260.00