[Les Quatre Heures du Jour.] Le Matin. [&] Le Midi. [&] Le Soir. [&] La Nuit.
Marchant, Edit: r: de Rivoli, 140. Imp. Bertauts, Paris. [n.d. c.1849.]
Four india-laid lithographs, printed onto same sheet; india overlaps seen at sides of images. Sheet 311 x 450mm. 12¼ x 17¾".
Morning, personified by a draped woman seated on a couch and reading mischievous Cherubs wait patiently. Noon, personified by a nude woman bathing, while the Cherubs entertain her. Evening, personified by a nude woman draped in a shawl at her "toilette", looking in a mirror lit by candles held by admiring Cherubs. Night, personified by a nude woman sleeping with Cherubs and doves watching over her. Set of four printed form one stone. Julien Boilly (1796-1874)
BM: 1882,0211.571. [&] BM: 1882,0211.572. [&] BM: 1882,0211.573. [&] BM: 1882,0211.574.
[Ref: 21705] £220.00