Charming pair of French color lithographs one depicting oyster eaters and the other coffee drinkers after Boilly. Louis Leopold Boilly (1761 – 1845) was a French painter and draughtsman active during one of the most tumultuous periods of France's history--the Monarchy, French Revolution, Napoleonic Empire, and Bourbon Restoration. Inscription below the images read as follows:
Les Amateurs de Café. L. Boilly 1827 Y. lith. de Delpech
Les Mangeurs d'Huitres. L. Boilly 1825 Y. lith. de Delpech
The above subject matter corresponds to the end of his career and were part of a larger series of genre scenes with the appearance of crowded group portraits. The lithographs come nicely matted and framed in gilt wood frames, ready to display. Perfect to decorate a restaurant, kitchen or dining room area. In good used condition with toning, foxing and staining as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 18" by 15 1/4"; Visible Image: 11 3/4" by 9 1/4", approximately.