[Frontispiece(?): musical allegory with astrological signs.]Ed Bouchardon imprint 1741
[Paris, n.d., c.1740.]
Etching, frontispiece, rare; 315 x 225mm. 12½ x 9". Horizontal centrefold. Lacking some margin upper right. One closed tear to margin.
A female figure in classical robes writing a musical score and looking up to the heavens, where a cherub with a laurel crown plays a harp. A keyboard and violin beside the woman, a winged horse on a cliff top beyond, with other emblems in the sky. Quotation from Horace's 'Epistles' Book 1 below. After Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762).
[Ref: 27675] £130.00