Monsieur Balon [ink mss.]
Etching with later hand colour, 246 x 171mm. Trimmed within plate to printed border, piece missing from paper edge upper right. Old mount residue.
Claude Balon (also Ballon, often incorrectly named Jean) (1671 – 1744) was one of the leading French theatrical dancers of his day, and a choreographer. Here he is depicted as a harlequin or jester. From an unidentified French publication.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7884] £240.00