Original antique master print, titled: ‘La Demande Acceptee’. (The accepted request.) It shows: a house interior with a family seated at the table. It seems the central figure, a man, is requesting the hand of the young woman standing next to him. His supplication is directed at the girl’s mother, who is seated next to him. Handsome colouring. Rare Print.
Made by Charles Clement Balvay after Nicolas-Bernard Lepicie.
Medium: engraving / etching with original hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 67 x 57 cm (26.38 x 22.44 inch). Image size: 65 x 56 cm. (25.59 x 22.05 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Small tears in the margins, closed with acid-free tape. A longer tear protrudes into the image, also closed. Margins a little short. Rear: paper thin/weak in several places. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
FAMILY-PROPOSAL-FAMILY-MARRIAGE-ACCEPTED | DP-A1-001-24
Master print published in 1784. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Ch. Cl. Bervic after N.C. Lecipie.
Biography engraver: Charles Clement Balvay (also Bervic) (1756-1822) was a French engraver.
Biography artist: Nicolas-Bernard Lepicie (1735-1784) was a French artist. He was the son of two reputed engravers of the time: Francois-Bernard and Renee-Elisabeth, and was introduced to art by his parents. In the 18th century his work was compared to that of Chardin and Greuze.
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