Beautiful pair of French genre color lithograph prints of street vendors entitled N°5 La March.de de Saucisses and N°3 La Marchande de Coco. The first depicts a young woman selling sausages to a man dressed in striped trousers and the other a woman carrying an oversize contraption on her back from which she pours coconut water to a Napoleonic soldier. Remaining text on the page reads as follows: "Dessine par C. Vernet, Grave par Debucourt à Paris, chez Ch. Bance, Rue J. J. Rousseau No.10." Carle Vernet (b. 1758 Bordeaux, France, d. 1836 Paris) was a French draughtsman and painter who lived through the French Revolution. Although his sister was guillotined for concealing letters to the aristocracy, Napoleon awarded him the Legion d'honneur medal in 1808 for his painting Morning of Austerlitz. Carle Vernet is best known for his satirical engravings of every day life, street vendors, soldiers, dandies (incroyables) and horses. He was also the father of Horace Vernet, French historical and orientalist painter. Very nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition with minor toning as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Prints: 14" x 10½" (35.5 cm by 26.7 cm) approximately.