[Plate 2:] La Sultane Favorite.
[Avec privilege du Roy. 1736.]
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 235 x 178mm. 9¼ x 7". Some creasing and staining outside platemark. Uncut, large margins.
On an ornate decorative, Rococo style throne site a Sultan with his chosen mistress sat to his left who offers him a pipe. From "Cinquième Livre de Figures Et Ornemens Chinois, Dédié A ... Monseigneur Alexis Madelaine Rosalie Duc de Chatillon, Pair de France, Gouverneur de Monseigneur le Dauphin". From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the fifth set.
[Ref: 23042] £160.00