Marie Philippe.Fille de Chambre du Chevalier Marc-Benefial. Dessine par lui meme, et grave par Matthieu Oesterreich. Tire du Cabinet de S.E. Monsgr:_le Comye de Bruhl.
Etching, 320 x 195mm. 12½ x 7¾". Some light foxing; creasing to wide margins. One closed tear just into lower part of plate.
A somewhat grotesque caricature of the chambermaid of Italian painter Marco Benefial (1684 - 1764), after Benefial's own design. She is repairing a hole in a bonnet with needle and thread. Matthias Oesterreich (1716 - 1778) was a Hamburg-born painter and printmaker who etched various series of reproductions of master drawings in the collection of statesman Count Heinrich von Brühl (German, 1700 - 1763), published in Dresden. Numbered '23' upper left, this appears to be from one of those series.
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