[The Brothel] [Les Debauches].
Etching. Plate 158 x 190mm. 6¼ x 7½". Trimmed close to the platemark; cut just inside along bottom edge.
The brothel. Three men drinking and playing music at a table in the centre; a bare chested woman steals from the left man's purse. A dog lying under the table to the left, and a couple embracing in the background. See British Museum "1880,0807.86" described as copy included in "A collection of thirty-nine facsimiles of rare etchings" Plate 18, by William Young Ottley (1771-1836) Artist, turned dealer and collector of Italian paintings, prints and drawings and Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, 1833-36.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18633] £140.00