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Habitation des Negres.  [&]  Mariage des Negres.
Habitation des Negres. [&] Mariage des Negres.
Freret pinxt. Colibert sculpt. 1795.
A Paris chez Depeuille, Md. dEstamps rue des Mathurins, aux deux Pilastres d'Or.
Rare pair of etchings with some stippling, each image approx. 340 x 450mm. 13½ x 17¾". Trimmed to plate.
Two large prints from a series of four illustrating the (perceived) customs of black Africans, by Nicholas Colibert after Louis Freret. The scenes show families together in everyday life and dancing in celebration with a poem under the title of each.
Paris:Musee de Quai Branly, John Carter Brown Library,
[Ref: 23170]   £2,500.00   view all images for this item
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Immersion d'une Caisse Conique faite en l'année 1785 sur la Rade de Cherbourg.
Immersion d'une Caisse Conique faite en l'année 1785 sur la Rade de Cherbourg.
Gravée d'apres les Dessins Originaux de P. Freret Peintre.
A Paris chez Tilliard Graveur Quay des Augustines près la rue Pavée No. 42.
Engraving. 320 x 505mm. Trimmed to platemark on three sides, small tear in title area.
A pre-fabricated seafort being positioned and sunk into place.
[Ref: 2574]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Arrivée des Européens en Afrique [&] [Habitation des Nègres] [&] Le Mariage des Nègres
Arrivée des Européens en Afrique [&] [Habitation des Nègres] [&] Le Mariage des Nègres [verses below title in 'Arivée' and 'Le Mariage'
Freret pinx.t / Colibert sculpt 1795
A Paris, chez Depeuille, Md d'Estampes rue des Mathurins, aux deux Pilatres d'Or
Three engravings, rare; each approx 430 x 525mm (17 x 20½"). Trimmed close to/on platemark in places; staining to 'Le Mariage'; 'Habitation' is proof before title, with title added in pencil.
Three from a set of four prints on African life after Pierre Fréret of Cherbourg (1714-), part of a family of artists. The prints have been exhibited before under the title 'Le Mythe du Bon Noir' ('The Story of the Benevolent Black') although it is not known if this was the original title of the set. The missing print is the final plate, 'Le Culte des Nègres'.

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