Pair early French botanical engravings on laid paper in carved gild wood frames. They are inscribed as follows:
Baptiste Monnoyer pinx & sc.
9. N. de Poilly ex. cpr
Both frames have an old label on the reverse that reads as follows:
LIVRES - ESTAMPES - DESSINS
G. Mathias, Expert, Paris
"Jean Baptiste Monnoyer 1635-1699 Ecole Francaise 17th Epreuve de l'epoque colorie. GM."
Zoom into photos to appreciate in detail. A similar botanical, a basket of flowers designed and engraved by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and dated "before 1690". They come ready to display in fine, antique gilt carved wood and gesso frames. Perfect for a guest bedroom, or similar. Toning, foxing, small tears and imperfections to engravings; small losses and touch ups to frames as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 18 5/8" by 15 1/4" approximately.
Pair French Botanical Monnoyer Nicolas de Poilly Engravings Laid Paper GIlt Carved Wood Frames - circa 1700, France