114 x 31 mm. + wide margins, sheet size 263 x 172 mm. Printed on wove paper.
The present engraving depicts Dufresne with cornet held to his chest, his legs entwined around the pedestal of a music stand.
Sorel 78. Dantan 125.
Dufresne was first mentioned as a horn player in Philippe Musard's orchestra in Paris in 1830, playing cornet solos at light concerts and fashionable balls. He left Musard to start his own orchestra and subsequently became music director of the Garde Nationale. The cornet-à-pistons first appeared in France in ca. 1825 and became quite a sensation due, in part, to Dufresne.
Dantan's caricatures of writers, artists, and particularly musicians are highly regarded. He is said to be the inventor of the "sculptural caricature." Wikipedia.
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