Original etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 14 cm. The image size is ca. 17 x 12 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.3 x 5.5 inch. The image size is ca. 6.7 x 4.7 inch.
Original antique print, with 4-line poem starting with: ‘Le Lait qui vient rejouit Colinette ï¿½’. (The milk that comes enjoys Colinette.) It shows: a young boy joyfully awaiting the milk the woman next to him is milking from a cow. Next to them a young man (called Lucas) with bagpipes is lounging against a tree.. This original print originates from Exact source unknown. However, this print seems part of a series, as the typography of the caption much resembles that of other Silvestre prints.. It was published in c. 1700.Artists and Engravers: Artist and engraver: Charles Francois Silvestre (1667-1738) was an engraver and publisher who printed and held shop near the Louvre in Paris, collaborating with his brothers Louis and Alexandre. He was taught drawing and engraving by his father Israel Silvestre.
Condition: Very good, given age. Crease in the top left corner, remains from attachment to carrier.General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-COW-BAGPIPE-MILKING-CHILD-MOTHER-CHARLES FRANCOIS SILVESTRE