[Reclining Nude]Tire du Cabinet de Monsieur Cayeux
A Paris chez la V.e de F. Chereau rue St Jacques aux 2. Piliers d'Or.
Crayon manner with very large margins, platemark 360 x 430mm (14¼ x 17"). Creasing; damage to margins.
Nude engraved from a drawing by leading French eighteenth century painter François Boucher (1703-70). The printmaker, Louis Marin Bonnet (1736-93), was the inventor of the distinctive crayon manner employed here which skilfully replicates pastel drawings. Bonnet, in common with several leading printmakers of his day, spent time working in Russia (1764-6).
[Ref: 33186] £420.00