Les Boxeurs. [&] Le Boxeur Blesse et ses Parieurs Consternes.
Pair of hand coloured etchings, each c.255 x 330mm. 10 x 13".
Interesting scenes of an informal street boxing match, as viewed by a Frenchman in England; in the first plate a crowd of interested onlookers (including a ragged woman, to left) watch two pugilists, stripped to the waist, square off. In the second, one fighter is slumped exhausted on the knee of a supporter; a fat publican pours the contents of a tankard into his mouth. Two deeply dejected men stand by, having presumably lost their bets, and the woman kneels, gazing up at the injured man. Behind (right) the other boxer stands in back view, surrounded by a little group of backers. For the series 'Scènes Anglaises dessinées à Londres...' by Aaron Martinet (1762 - 1841). Plates numbered '3' and '4'.
BM Satires: 12352.
[Ref: 14007] £650.00