Belle n'ecoutez, rien Arlequin est un traitre / Il est fourbe etourdi fanfaron et gourmand [...]
A Paris chez Sirois sur le Quay Neuf aux Armes de France [n.d., c.1717-26]
Engraving, platemark 230 x 270mm (9 x 10½"). On laid paper with Michallet watermark. Uncut with very large margins.
A man arriving on the right, finding a young woman sitting on a terrace and listening to Harlequin courting her, with Pierrot standing next to them. First publication of this plate by Watteau's first dealer Pierre Sirois (1665-1726), before it was purchased after Sirois' death and republished by François Chéreau.
[Ref: 37959] £160.00