a Paris chez L Surugue graveur du Roy rue des Noyers vis a vis le mur de St.Yves, Avec Privilege du Roy.
Etching on laid paper, 300 x 380mm. 11¾ x 15". A fine impression; large margins a little soiled, uncut.
Poet Roquebrune breaks the belt of his trousers in wanting to ride in place of Ragotin. Several figures in the square observe the embarrassment of the poet, whose bear behind is exposed. After Jean Baptiste Pater (1695 - 1736), pupil of Watteau. From set of sixteen plates being illustrations to the 1651 'Le Roman Comique (The Comic Romance)', by Paul Scarron the french author and poet who was a great influence on Henry Fielding with his burlesque novel of a theatre troupe in Normandy.
See BNF FRBNF38444787.
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