Avez vous vu les Suites du Libertinage? [Have you seen the consequences of debauchery?]
Se vend à Augsbourg dans le Négoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire, sous son Privilege et avec défense de n'en faire ni vendre de Copies.
Etching, watermarked laid paper, 220 x 160mm. 8¾ x 6¼". Some spotting, mostly marginal. Full margins.
Caricature of an elderly woman with a head-scarf in a landscape. She has a walking stick and proffers an elaborate bead necklace with several carved tokens - including human skull, hands, feet, horn and a symbolic eye. She seems to be a wandering fortune-teller or gypsy; tip of church spire and weather vein in background. Numbered '48' upper right; from an unidentified series. Possibly after German painter Gottfried Bernhard Goetz (1708 - 1774).
See BM 1861,1012.285 for another plate apparently from the same series.
[Ref: 19615] £140.00