Avec privilege du Roy 1688.
Scarce etching with engraving. Sheet size: 370 x 395mm (14½ x 15½"). Unexamined out of frame. Trimmed inside plate. Central vertical crease where previously folded.
A woman stands before a grand fireplace, gesturing towards a young servant who approaches from the left, whilst a man curiously watches from behind a curtain to the right, very sensual. The fireplace is ornately decorated with putti and vases, with a painting above of three putti at a forge. After painter and printmaker Jean Dieu de Saint-Jean (1654 - 1695), a pioneer designer of 'gravures de mode', prints mostly of fashion subjects, which he himself published.
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