[Five mezzotint heads, stitched together.]
Five mezzotints, stitched at top. Each c. 215 x 160mm, 8½ x 6¼". A rare collection. Uncut.
Five portraits, four untitled women and a man titled 'Le Baiser Rendu' (The received kiss). Published by Haid and Son; Johann Jakob Haid (1704-1767), the German painter and engraver, and founder of the big publishing house 'J.J. Haid'; and his son Johann Elias Haid (1736-1809) the German engraver, mezzotinter and publisher in Augsburg; son and pupil of Johann Jakob. These are possibly illustrations to Claude Joseph Dorat's (1734-1780) 1770s series of poems called 'Les Baisers'. Haid was a well-known publisher of popular subjects, these ones illustrating the magical power of the kiss
[Ref: 19530] £1,000.00