Dedié à Monsieur Darcy Ecuyer Par son tres humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur et Ami Gaillard.
A Paris chés l'Auteur; rue St Jacques, au dessus des Jacobins, entre un Perruquier et une Lingere.
Engraving, platemark 420 x 455mm (16½ x 18"). Large margins; Repairs; very small pinholes in sky.
Capriccio combining rural river landscape with children and cattle, with classical ruins and statuary, after a painting by François Boucher (1703-70), arguably the most influential French artist of the 18th century. This was due in no small measure to the many engravings after his work such as this, which are believed to have been part of a deliberate strategy which Boucher was involved in to market his works and increase sales of his paintings.
[Ref: 38673] £260.00