Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!

From a mid 19th Century edition of Milton's "Paradise Lost", this is a magnificent portrait of Eve plucking roses, by Charles Nicolas Lemercier, (1797- 1859) a listed French artist.

The portrait is to die for! Eve is an absolute beauty, and probably one of the best nudes in 19th Century engraving.

The artwork is a sharp steel engraving, with strong visual contrast, and her body stands out beautifully against the darker foliage of Paradise.

Her face is as beautiful as her body! although we cannot but smile today at her typical Victorian hairstyle and modest expression.

This was a huge book and a luxury edition, sold on subscription. it literally gathered the stars of the time.

Flatters is the most famous today, and actually directed the edition, but Charles Lemercier and all the others were also extremely well known.

Lemercier has paintings in Museums, and you will actually find him online, on the Musee de Limoges website. A superb 1852 painting, with a very similar bouquet to the one on the right of the piece.

MEASUREMENTS: Length: 17 1/8". Width: 12 5/8" (43.25 cm) by ( 29.5 cm)

CONDITION: In very good condition with hardly any foxing. Narrow stain along the top and to left margins. Minor loss at lower right corner. (shadows are not in the piece)

Will be shipped Registered Airmail (very safe) under thick layers of cardboard, including insurance and signature at delivery.

* * * * * * * * * * MANY MORE EXCELLENT 19th CENTURY PRINTS IN MY FINE ART/Antique CATEGORY* * * * * * * * * * *

Item ID: 1911pnt


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Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!

Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!
Antique 19th C Century LISTED French Print Engraving EVE Plucking Roses Signed MAGNIFICENT NUDE!

From a mid 19th Century edition of Milton's "Paradise Lost", this is a magnificent portrait of Eve plucking roses, by Charles Nicolas Lemercier, (1797- 1859) a listed French artist.

The portrait is to die for! Eve is an absolute beauty, and probably one of the best nudes in 19th Century engraving.

The artwork is a sharp steel engraving, with strong visual contrast, and her body stands out beautifully against the darker foliage of Paradise.

Her face is as beautiful as her body! although we cannot but smile today at her typical Victorian hairstyle and modest expression.

This was a huge book and a luxury edition, sold on subscription. it literally gathered the stars of the time.

Flatters is the most famous today, and actually directed the edition, but Charles Lemercier and all the others were also extremely well known.

Lemercier has paintings in Museums, and you will actually find him online, on the Musee de Limoges website. A superb 1852 painting, with a very similar bouquet to the one on the right of the piece.

MEASUREMENTS: Length: 17 1/8". Width: 12 5/8" (43.25 cm) by ( 29.5 cm)

CONDITION: In very good condition with hardly any foxing. Narrow stain along the top and to left margins. Minor loss at lower right corner. (shadows are not in the piece)

Will be shipped Registered Airmail (very safe) under thick layers of cardboard, including insurance and signature at delivery.

* * * * * * * * * * MANY MORE EXCELLENT 19th CENTURY PRINTS IN MY FINE ART/Antique CATEGORY* * * * * * * * * * *

Item ID: 1911pnt


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