Amusement Espagnol. Engraving by Pierre-François Basan after Giles Allou depicting an elegantly dressed lady, half-length, playing a 14-string lute, with flora, trees, and sky in the background. 18th century. LUTE.

Amusement Espagnol. Engraving by Pierre-François Basan after Giles Allou depicting an elegantly dressed lady, half-length, playing a 14-string lute, with flora, trees, and sky in the background. 18th century

Paris. 270 x 201 mm. A fine impression on laid paper with 11 mm. margins.

One small wormhole just affecting outer line of border; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.

Le Blanc: Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes (Paris, 1854-90) 335 (possibly engraved by Desplaces, whose name to lower right margin has been almost completely erased).

Allou (1670-1751) was a well-known portrait painter in his time.

Basan (1723-1797), a French engraver and printseller, published a Dictionnaire des Graveurs in 1787. Item #27461

Price: $750.00  other currencies

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