[Russian orthodox parish priest]Curé en habit de Choeur [Parish priest in choir dress].
Etching on watermarked laid paper, 225 x 145mm, 9 x 5¾". Full margins, stitching holes to upper part. Uncut.
Full ecclesiastical robes, making a blessing gesture with his right hand and holding a book in the other. By Jean Baptiste Le Prince (1734 - 1781), from a late 18th century collection of his sets of (mainly Russian) costume and character. This from the 'Divers Habillements des Prêtres de Russie' series (10 plates including title). Le Prince was a painter and etcher, inventor of aquatint; 1757-62 in Russia. A collected edition of his plates was published in 1782 by Basan.
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