Crayon style lithograph with hand colouring on wove (vellin) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 29.5 x 40 cm. The image size is ca. 20 x 27.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 11.6 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 7.9 x 10.8 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Si vieillesse pouvait! – If old age could! – Wenn das alter konnte!’ – Interior with an old man leering over his teacup at the young maid beside him, with a broom leaning against her. Published by Goupil & Cie as part of ‘Musee Omnibus’. Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Duriez’ after ‘Eugene Guerard’. Elie-Philippe-Joseph Duriez was a French 19th c. lithographer from Arras, a student of Hersent. Eugene von Gerard (1811-1901) was an Austrian-born artist, influenced by Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin.
Condition: Very good, given age. Embossed publisher’s stamp in the bottom margin. Some small stains in the top and lower margins, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-SATIRE-FLIRTING-OLD AGE-DURIEZ-GUERARD