Madame Petit, et son Cuisinier.
Etching. Sheet 320 x 335mm, 12¾ x 13¼". Trimmed and laid on album sheet, scuff mark across middle.
Caricature of a cook wearing an apron on the left, facing a large lady on the right who holds out a circular dish. Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
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