[Avec privilege du Roy. 1736.]
Copper engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 228 x 178mm. 9 x 7". Staining at bottom outside platemark. Uncut, large margins.
On top of a Rococo style wave, as a representation of the sea, sits a Japonese lord with a man appealing to him. 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: 23044] £160.00