[Widow looking in a mirror.]Entre deux mouvements, sans cess partagée, / La veuve, en cet instant les exprime ala fois [...]
Engraving, sheet 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Trimmed to platemark.
A woman sits at her make-up table. Verses below explain that she is a widow caught between 'the freedom to make a new choice' and 'the fear of being changed'. On the table is a portrait miniature, presumably of her former husband. After french painter Charles Antoine Coypel (1694 – 1752), who became 'premier peintre du roi' and director of the Académie Royale in 1747. He received a number of commissions for paintings for the Palais de Versailles.
[Ref: 38501] £110.00