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Charles MAUCOURT [SATIRIQUE] Paire de mezzotintes anglaises aquarellées "Mirth And Friendship" et "Night Amusement"- Mezzotintes anglaises rehaussées à l'aquarelle

Charles MAUCOURT

[SATIRIQUE] Paire de mezzotintes anglaises aquarellées "Mirth And Friendship" et "Night Amusement"- Mezzotintes anglaises rehaussées à l'aquarelle

Robert Sayer, London circa 1775, feuille : 11,9x17cm ; gravure : 10,8x13,5cm, deux feuilles chacune sous cadre.


[satirical print] Diptych of original mezzotints
titled “Mirth and Friendship” and “Night Amusement” enhanced in watercolor
Robert Sayer | London [ca 1775] 1,9 x 17 cm | 2 framed prints
Diptych of original mezzotints titled “Mirth And Friendship” and “Night Amusement”, very finely enhanced in watercolor, published in England ca 1775.
Captioned “London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street”, each framed. Dampstains to the “Night Amusement” caption, not affecting the image.
One of them features the “Staffordshire Giant”, Edward Bamfield, one of Fleet Street's most famous attractions. A fine, colorful production by the famous London satirical printer Robert Sayer (1725-1794), also based in Fleet Street.
The prints appear in the printer's catalog for 1775 (Sayer & Bennett, p. 22, no. 200).
Sparingly enhanced copies of each print in this format are kept in the British Museum.

1 300 €

Réf : 85164

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