Paysanne de la Maurianne [&] Fille de Montmelian
London, Publish'd July 10th 1784 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street
Two stipples, each sheet approx 370 x 290mm Both trimmed to platemark.
Pair of costume prints after Henry Bunbury. Both depict women from the provinces of Savoy in south-eastern France: a woman from Montmelian playing the hurdy-gurdy; and the other from the vallée de la Maurienne holding hands with two children. Although facing away from us, she also appears to be carrying a hurdy-gurdy. Bunbury (1750-1811) was an artist and caricaturist who toured France in 1767 and took the grand tour from Paris to Naples in 1769. The drawings for these prints were perhaps inspired by his travels during those years.
[Ref: 37966] £360.00