2-Antique Prints-PERUVIAN-MEN-WOMEN-NOBILITY-ATTIRE-Labrousse-Grasset-1797

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‘NOBLES MODERNE ET ANCIEN DU PEROU. / FEMMES NOBLES, PERUVIENNES MODERNE ET ANCIENNE.’

– (Modern and Ancient Nobles of Peru. / Modern and Ancient Noble Peruvian Women.) The firt print portrays Peruvian nobility, juxtaposing then contemporary and historical attire. The figures are adorned in garments that reflect the rich tapestry of Peruvian history, with the modern noble’s attire indicating European influence, while the ancient noble’s regalia embodies the traditional Incan heritage, characterized by vibrant textiles and elaborate headdresses. The second illustration captures the elegance and status of Peruvian noblewomen, contrasting the then modern with the past. The modern noblewoman’s fashion suggests the adaptation of Western styles, while the ancient attire, with its intricate patterns and symbolic accessories, evokes the rich lineage of the indigenous cultures of Peru.

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(Modern and Ancient Nobles of Peru. / Modern and Ancient Noble Peruvian Women.) The firt print portrays Peruvian nobility, juxtaposing then contemporary and historical attire. The figures are adorned in garments that reflect the rich tapestry of Peruvian history, with the modern noble’s attire indicating European influence, while the ancient noble’s regalia embodies the traditional Incan heritage, characterized by vibrant textiles and elaborate headdresses. The second illustration captures the elegance and status of Peruvian noblewomen, contrasting the then modern with the past. The modern noblewoman’s fashion suggests the adaptation of Western styles, while the ancient attire, with its intricate patterns and symbolic accessories, evokes the rich lineage of the indigenous cultures of Peru.

Made by Labrousse after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur.

Medium: Handcoloured line and aquatint etching on hand laid paper.

Sheet size: 20.5 x 26.1 cm (8.07 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 14.7 x 20.5 cm. (5.79 x 8.07 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular and brownish from binding. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

PERUVIAN-MEN-WOMEN-NOBILITY-CULTURE-TRADITIONAL-CONTEMPORARY-ATTIRE | PCO-C27-35

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Costumes de Differents Pays …’ by Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur, c.1797.

Biography engraver: Labrousse was a late 18th C. engraver from Bordeaux.

Biography artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was born as son of a diplomat in Montreal, Canada. He was exposed to varying cultures at an early age.

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Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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