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L'Amour en Ribote [The Drunken Cupid; in image, to banner cartouche upper left.]
L'Amour en Ribote [The Drunken Cupid; in image, to banner cartouche upper left.]
['peint par Eisen Père - Gravé par L. Halbou.]
[A Paris chés Basan Graveur n.d., c.1760.]
Rare engraving, proof before letters, sheet 455 x 335mm. 18 x 13¼". Trimmed to plate.
This scene was painted with a companion "Les dragons de Vénus". Three figures framed by a carved masonry or wooden border. A latter-day cupid, a portly young male with bow and quiver of arrows over his shoulder perched on the lintel, talks to two young ladies, earnestly entreating them for more wine from the bottle that one lady holds. This cupid seems already somewhat inebriated, and the woman holds the bottle away from his outstretched hand, while he holds up an empty glass in his left hand. A potted vine laden with grapes grows against the left side of the frame, while an arrow pierces a heart lower right. Painted by François Eisen, engraved by Louis Michel Halbou and published by Pierre François Basan, this appears to be a rare engraving: according to their website catalogue the Bibliothèque nationale de France hold only a photomechanical reproduction of this image.
See La BNF: FRBNF40914125.
[Ref: 17714]   £480.00  
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[The pretty charlatan]
[The pretty charlatan] La jolie charlatane / Sur les quays, ou les boulevards / Si jamais l'avois l'avantage [...]
F. Eisen le Pere Pinx. L. Halbou sculp
A Paris chez Ouvrier Graveur Place Maubert chez un M.d Bonnetier au Soleil d'or [c.1760]
Fine engraving, sheet 425 x 305mm (16¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a 'pretty charlatan', with verses below explaining why she is best avoided. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'le Pere' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44946]   £520.00  
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[Childish malice]
[Childish malice] La Malice enfantine, Dédiée à Monsieur Farrenc, Par son Ami et Serviteur Buldet.
F. Eisen Pere Pinx. N. Dupuis Sculp.
A Paris chés Buldet, rue de Gevres au grand Coeur [c.1762]
Engraving, platemark 430 x 305mm (17 x 12"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a boy interrupting games by squirting water over a girl. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print.
[Ref: 44954]   £520.00  
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[Childrens' disguises]
[Childrens' disguises] Deguisements enfantins. A Messire Jean-Louis-Etienne d'huteau Chevalier &. [...]
F. Eisen le Pere pinx. N. Dupuis Sculp.
A Paris chez Buldet, rue de Gevres [c.1762]
Engraving, platemark 430 x 305mm (17 x 12"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with three children in fancy dress. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print.
[Ref: 44958]   £520.00  
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[The Dutch school]
[The Dutch school] L'Ecole hollandoise. / Gravé d'après le Tableau Original de François Eisen le Pere de meme grandeur
F Eisen Pinx J. Ouvrier Sculp
A Paris chez l'Auteur Place Maubert chez Mr Beliot M.d Bonnetier au Soleil d'or.
Fine engraving, sheet 515 x 380mm (20¼ x 15"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Detailed classroom scene with students reading, writing, weeping and playing. After a 1760 painting by François Eisen.
[Ref: 45076]   £480.00  
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[Deceptive feminine charm]
[Deceptive feminine charm] L'Appas Trompeur / Une Souris qu'on tient au bout d'une ficelle, / Tente le Chat friand qui voudroit la happer [...]
Eisen Pater Pinx. J.G. Schwab Sculp.
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 360 x 280mm (14 x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a boy dangling a mouse in front of a cat; verses below drawing analogy with love, delighting in teasing those who fall victim to beautiful women. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44942]   £360.00  
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[The Folly of the Age]
[The Folly of the Age] La Folie du Siecle / Ce Chat que vous croyez soumis et caressant, / Vous égratignera peut-etre [...]
Peint par Eisen pere Gravé par Ang. Martinet F.me Dupuis
à Paris chés Buldet, rue de Gesvres.
Fine engraving, sheet 455 x 325mm (18 x 12¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with woman playing with a dressed-up cat. Verses explaining that while the woman mistakenly thinks the cat is submissive and obedient, it is in fact treacherous and inconstant, like a lover. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44955]   £520.00  
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[The Folly of the Age]
[The Folly of the Age] La Folie du Siecle / De ce Singe que tu méprises / Ce jeune Fou paroit épriez [...]
Peint par Eisen pere Gravé par Ang. Martinet F.me Dupuis [c.1762]
à Paris chés Buldet, rue de Gesvres.
Fine engraving, sheet 455 x 325mm (18 x 12¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with woman playing with a dressed-up monkey. Verses below.Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44956]   £520.00  
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L'Ingratitude
L'Ingratitude L'Oiseau cheri que vous tenié en Cage, De vous Cloris, est en vain regretté [...]
F. Eisen Pater Pinx. L. Halbou sculp
A Paris chés Buldet, rue de Gesvres [c.1760]
Engraving, platemark 355 x 270mm (14 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark on left; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a bird fleeing its cage, with verses below likening this 'ungrateful' bird to the way that a lover, 'who one makes happy, takes back their liberty'. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pater' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44947]   £420.00  
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[Malignant pleasure]
[Malignant pleasure] Le plaisir malin / Tu ris Enfant des Peines que tu fais / Tu t'Applaudis de ta perfide adresse [...]
Peint par F. Eisen le Pere Gravé par Louis Halbou 1763.
A Paris chez la V.e de F. Chereau rue St. Jacques au 2 Pilliers d'Or Ou chez Halbou rue de la Comedie Francoise au Soleil d'Or
Fine engraving, platemark 355 x 270mm (14 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark on left; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a mischievous boy with his weapons (a blowpipe and balls), with verses below warning him that one day the arrows of love will injure him in the same way. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pater' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception (in particular compare ref.44945, 'Le beau Commissaire').
[Ref: 44948]   £420.00  
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[Mischief]
[Mischief] L'Espiéglerie / Arrete Enfant! et fais treve à tes Jeux: / Dans quel danger ne mets-tu pas ton Frère? [...]
Peint par Eisen Pere Gravé par B.L. Henriquez
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gevres
Engraving, sheet 385 x x 270mm (15 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Kitchen scene: a child squirts his brother with water while their mother/nurse avoids the jet. Verses below equate physical harm and the pain of love as in many prints of the period. Engraving after a painting by François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such works in a light-hearted Flemish manner.
[Ref: 45107]   £520.00  
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[The old prosecutor]
[The old prosecutor] Le Procureur antique. / Ce rusé Procureur assis à son bureau, / De meme que le Chat, enclin à la rapine [...]
F. Eisen Pere pinx. C.F. Macret sculp.
A Paris chez Mr. Alliamet Graveur du Roi, rue des Mathurins vis à vis celle des Maçons; Et chez L'Auteur rue Gallande vis à vis celle des Rats, chez un Horloger [c.1763]
Fine engraving, platemark 315 x 255mm (12½ x 10"). Trimmed to platemark top and bottom; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a wiley old prosecutor (and his equally rapacious cat) trying to think of new ways to ruin impoverished defendants. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print.
[Ref: 44950]   £550.00  
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[Peasant]
[Peasant] Le Paysan solliciteur. / Au suppot de Thèmis, Guillot porte un Chapon, / Croisant par ce moyen qu'il gangera sa cause [...]
F. Eisen Pere pinx. C.F. Macret sculp.
A Paris chez Mr. Alliamet Graveur du Roi, rue des Mathurins vis à vis celle des Maçons; Et chez L'Auteur rue Gallande vis à vis celle des Rats, chez un Horloger [c.1763]
Engraving, platemark 315 x 255mm (12½ x 10"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners. '1:4' inscription in ms lower right.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a peasant and verses below. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print.
[Ref: 44951]   £520.00  
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[The good policeman]
[The good policeman] Le beau Commissaire / Ecoutez-moi, beau Commissaire; / Si j'ai pris un peu de bonbon, / C'est une faute trop légere / Pour me faire mettre en prison [...]
F. Eisen le Pere Pinx. L. Halbou sculp
A Paris chez Ouvrier Graveur Place Maubert chez un M.d Bonnetier au Soleil d'or [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 425 x 300mm (16¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a woman haranguing a policeman for wanting to imprison her for a minor offence, and warns him that one day love will take his heart captive. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'le Pere' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44945]   £420.00  
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[Seller of pleasures]
[Seller of pleasures] La Marchande de plaisirs. Jeunesse qui courez à ces friands Plaisirs / Vous pouvez les gouter sans en craindre l'usage [...]
F. Eisen pinx. P.L. Cor Excu.
Se Vend AParis chez Cor Graveur Quay des Augustins du coté du Pont neuf [c.1762].
Engraving, platemark 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a young streetseller; verses below explaining how unlike pleasures encountered in later life, these are not followed by repenting. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner.
[Ref: 44960]   £650.00  
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[The Tooth-puller]
[The Tooth-puller] L'Arracheur de Dente / Ce Turc né dans nos murs, grace à notre folie, / Ne doit tous ses Succès qu'à son vaste Turban [...]
Eisen Pater Pinxit N. Dupuis Sculp.
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 325 x 265mm (12¾ x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a Turkish tooth-puller holding an enormous tooth; verses below stating that he 'owes all his success to his great turban' and drawing from this the conclusion that 'one can't succeed without being a charlatan'. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pater' [father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44944]   £550.00  
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[Waiting for the moment]
[Waiting for the moment] L'Attente du moment / De la Légereté Philis voila l'Image / Elle fait aujourd'huy tout votre Amusement [...]
Peint par Eisen le Pere Gravé par Louis Halbou 1763
A Paris chez la V.e de F. Chereau rue St. Jacques au 2 Pilliers d'Or Ou chez Halbou rue de la Comedie Francoise au Soleil d'Or
Engraving, sheet 350 x 270mm (13¾ x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border showing a woman sat with a shuttlecock and rackets; verses below drawing analogy between the game and the torments of love. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'le Pere' [the father] on this print. Part of a series of prints in this format after paintings by Eisen, with texts focusing on love, beauty and deception.
[Ref: 44943]   £450.00  
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[Youthful amusement]
[Youthful amusement] Amusement de la jeunesse. A Monsieur de Llovera Secretaire de S.M. Catholique et son Trésorier extrordinaire à la Cour de France Par son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur Salvador.
Peint par F. Eisen le Pere Gravé par Manuel Salvador Carmona 1761
A Paris chez Buldet rue de Gevre
Engraving, platemark 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a boy and girl making a dressed-up dog dance. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print. Engraved by Manuel Salvador Carmona (1734-1820), Spanish engraver who studied in Paris with Nicolas Dupuis.
[Ref: 44952]   £520.00  
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[Youthful amusement]
[Youthful amusement] Amusement de la jeunesse. A Monsieur Michel Amateur honoraire de l'Academie des Arts de Marseille. Par son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur Buldet.
Peint par F. Eisen le Pere Gravé par Nicolas Dupuis 1762.
A Paris chez Buldet rue de Gevres
Engraving, platemark 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a boy and girl tweaking the ear of a dressed-up cat so that it appears to sing to the music being held up in front of it. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner. Eisen's son Charles was also a notable artist, hence the need to identify Eisen as 'Pere' [father] on this print.
[Ref: 44953]   £520.00  
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