Les Passions, [No.7].
Hand-coloured etching, image 305 x 230mm. 12 x 9". Trimmed within plate, false margins added.
Social satire, and a great image: a fat Englishman attempting to dance to a (thin) violinist, mimicked by his pug dog. The title is a pun on the French 'l'ortolan' - in English the bunting. By Henri Buguet (1761 - c.1833), from his series of 'Les Passions'. The publisher of these plates is sometimes Martinet, and sometimes Paul-André Basset.
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