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[Le Fruit de l'Amour Secret.]
[Le Fruit de l'Amour Secret.]
[From the painting by P. Baudouin. Engraved by Voyez.]
[n.d., c. 1780.]
Engraving, proof before all letters, 465 x 335mm. Occasional isolated spotting, largely to margins.
A sombre scene in which a baby, presumably the result of an illicit love affair, appears to be being taken from its distressed mother, who is comforted by a man and a woman. A very fine proof impression from a not entirely cleaned plate with wide margins as issued and vignette armorial below image. Engraved by either Francois or Nicolas Joseph Voyez, brothers and both pupils of Beauvarlet born in the 1740s. After a painting by Pierre Antoine Baudouin (1723 - 1769) who worked in Boucher's studio and married his daughter.
J. Herbert Slater: Engravings And Their Value. State ii of iii.
[Ref: 7367]   £420.00  
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Le Bon Avis.
Le Bon Avis.
J. Horemens Pinx. Voiez Sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching with engraving. 370 x 265mm (14½ x 10½"). Patch in margin top left, small margins.
Flemish interior with a bailiff seated near a fire-place and holding a letter, three other men around him, a woman seen from behind and pouring the bailiff a drink. Engraved by Nicholas Joseph Voyez after Jan Joseph Horemans II.
BM: 1875,0710.446.
[Ref: 44042]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The charitable woman]
[The charitable woman] La dame de charité / Dédiée à Madame Marie Charlotte de Bethune [...]
D'apres le Dessin Original de Charles Eisen Peintre et Dessinateur du Roi [...] Gravé par Voyez l'Ainé en 1773.
A Paris chez Le Pere et Avaulez M.ds d'Estampes rue St. Jacques vis-à-vis celle du Platre, à l'ancienne Poste
Fine engraving, sheet 460 x 320mm (18 x 12½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners; wormholes lower right corner.
Family and friends grouped around the bedside of a sick or dying man. Engraving after a painting by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45115]   £420.00  
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