Antique Print-POLAND-CULTURE-TRADITIONAL-ATTIRE-MERCHANTS-Labrousse-Grasset-1797

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‘MARCHANDS POLONOIS.’

– (Polish Merchants) This print likely illustrates Polish merchants in a discussion or negotiation, captured in traditional Polish attire that may indicate their professional and regional status. The standing man could be wearing a delia, a traditional Polish long coat, with a contrasting, possibly silk, waistcoat underneath, and a belt that might have been used to carry a money pouch or a weapon. His headgear and boots would be typical of the Polish fashion of the era. The seated individual appears in a vibrant, knee-length caftan, a garment that was often part of the Polish national costume, particularly for men of the merchant class. Both figures are set against a background suggestive of a market or a town square, which places them in the context of their trade.

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(Polish Merchants) This print likely illustrates Polish merchants in a discussion or negotiation, captured in traditional Polish attire that may indicate their professional and regional status. The standing man could be wearing a delia, a traditional Polish long coat, with a contrasting, possibly silk, waistcoat underneath, and a belt that might have been used to carry a money pouch or a weapon. His headgear and boots would be typical of the Polish fashion of the era. The seated individual appears in a vibrant, knee-length caftan, a garment that was often part of the Polish national costume, particularly for men of the merchant class. Both figures are set against a background suggestive of a market or a town square, which places them in the context of their trade.

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.

POLAND-CULTURE-TRADITIONAL-ATTIRE-MERCHANTS-TRADE | PCO-C27-47

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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

Biography engraver: Labrousse was a late 18th C. French engraver.

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.

Additional information

Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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