Contadina di Calabrese 22 [parallel text in French]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 225mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Woman from rural Calabria, with dramatic landscape and ancient ruins in background. From 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d'Italie', a set of twenty-five plates representing figures in the costumes of different Italian cities. This is one of several plates in the series engraved from designs by Jean Barbault (1718-62), who spent much of his career in Italy.
[Ref: 38343] £220.00