These copperplate engravings were published by Chez Hautecoeur-Martinet, Paris, c.1796. They depict actors of the day dressed for their ...
moreThese copperplate engravings were published by Chez Hautecoeur-Martinet, Paris, c.1796. They depict actors of the day dressed for their roles in various plays. The theater, play and actors (?) are identified in french on each engraving. Over 200 years old, they are in excellent condition consistent with their age. Dimensions: Apprx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Period hand color.
This particular type of engraved printing process was extremely laborious, involving long-apprenticed highly trained artisans who apprenticed for many years. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, inking of plates, sheets of paper individually hung to dry, skill and much patience. Beautiful in its composition and style, prints from this work are highly decorative and as such are becoming quite rare.
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