Piemontese D'Asti. 5 [Parallel text in French.]
Engraving. Platemark: 300 x 230mm (12 x 9"). Very large margins.
A peasant woman from Piedmont standing whole-length in an interior, in profile to left, and looking into a small mirror hung beside a straw hat on the wall and a violin below. A landscape is seen to the right. Plate 5 from the series 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d'Italie', a set of twenty-five plates representing figures in the costumes of different Italian cities, engraved by various member of the Moitte family. This is one of several plates in the series engraved from designs by Jean-Baptise Greuze (1725-1805), one of the most important French artists of the 18th century.
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