Engraving possibly from an 18th century work by French artist Charles-Melchior Descourtis, 1753 - 1820. A seduced lady has been warding him off with her fan, which is now broken , surrendering.
A Paris, chez Bonnet, rue St. Jacques is found on engraving from this era , Louis-Marin Bonnet was a painter and engraver, and as such, he invented one of the first color-printing methods with many matrices and with a pastel-like effect. In 1769, he published a treatise titled Le Pastel en gravure inventé, et execute par Louis Bonnet, about his new method. His workshop, in Rue St. Jacques since 1772, has produced many works of diverse quality from nearly perfect printed reproductions of masterpieces in pastel colors .
H .14 x W.10 .5 in ,trace of oxidation at the opening of an old mat , small moisture halos and oxidation , fresh color , actual picture in good condition .
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