Le Jouer De Mandoline.
Imp. Delamam. [French, 1850s.]
Etching, 215 x 275mm. 8½ x 10¾".
A monkey, artistically dressed, singing and playing a guitar on a table-top, reading from an open book of music draped over a chair; also glassware and cutlery. Apparently from a series showing apes engaged in creative human pursuits, 'L'Artiste' (lettered above image). After Alexandre Gabriel Decamps (1803 - 1860).
[Ref: 17876] £95.00