Delicate hand colored, French costume line engraving of a young woman entitled Cauchoise (native of the Pays de Caux, an area in Normandy originally inhabited by Celts). She is depicting wearing an elaborate headdress, a high waist apron with vertical stripes, a red and light blue plaid shawl and is carrying a woven basket while walking on a cobblestone road. There is a charming naivete in the way her face and feet face right, in the direction of the road, but her body is in a frontal position, perhaps an artistic license the artist took to best display her attire. It is inscribed below the image as follows:
Cauchoise. Pecheux del. Gatine Sculp.
Benoit Pécheux (1779-1831) was a French draftsman and painter. Georges-Jacques Gatine (1773-1824) was a French engraver. They collaborated in "Costumes de femmes du pays de Caux et anciennes provinces de Normandie" where this image was first published. In very good used condition with minor toning as shown. It comes nicely matted and ready to display in a later frame. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 16" by 12"; Mat Opening: 10 5/8" by 6 5/8" approximately.
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