Delicately hand-colored etchings, heightened with gold on a vellum / vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 25.3 x 32.6 cm. The image size is ca. 11 x 18.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 4.3 x 7.3 inch.
Plate: ‘XVIe Siecle. – Suisse – Bouffon.’ (16th c. – Switzerland – Jester with owl.) This costume print is accompanied by its descriptive text (in French). This scarse attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Costumes Historiques des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles.’ by Georges Duplessis, published in Paris, 1867. In 1827 Camille Bonnard began a monumental gallery of 13th to 15th century European costumes, published in 75 parts over the next two years, with beautiful hand-colored plates by Paul Mercuri. This work is the continuation of Bonnard’s work from the 16th to 18th centuries by Georges Duplessis, curator at the Paris Cabinet des Éstampes. The complete work contains 150 splendid plates of apparel worn by nobility, knights, soldiers, the bourgeois, ecclesiastics, and citizens of all classes. It was a very important reference for artists of historic paintings.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Georges Duplessis (1834-1899). Engravings in this work by A. Didier, Leopold Flameng (Belgian, 1831-1911), Frederic-Auguste Laguillermie (French, 1841-1934), J. Jacquet & J.B. Lallemand after drawings by the famous French architectural historian and interior designer Edmond Lechevallier-Chevignard (1825-1902).
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on image. Please study image carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-JESTER-OWL-SWITSERLAND-DUPLESSIS