These decorative miniature French engravings date to the early 19th century, French Empire period circa 1820. In the first stipple engraving we see a seated lady in the grounds of a large country house, beside her a young girl with her small French bulldog that is performing tricks. This stipple engraving has the engravers details bellow however it is indecipherable, the remaining text read “del. et Sculp.”
The partner engraving depicts a man regretfully walking away from a woman holding a baby. Both engravings have their original old bubbled glass with decorative eglomise borders, the prints are housed in their original rich lemon gilt gesso frames with a wonderful natural patina. They are a truly delicious pair.
Measuring: Frame 7 5/8” (19.5 cm) by 6 7/8” (17.5 cm). Engraving 3 2/8” (8.3 cm) by 2.75” (6.8 cm).
Condition: There is fading to the dog engraving and a little darkening and staining to the edges of the paper on both. The frames are in good condition with some bumping to the gesso edges and a gilt repair to one top corner.
Both engravings will display excellently, we are particularly charmed by the engraving with the little girl and her dog.
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