This framed, hand-colored engraving is circa 1778 (during the reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette-- You'll notice the phrase "avec priv. du roi" on the work.) and was issued by Esnauts and Rapilly of Paris as part of the Galerie des Modes publication. The fashion prints were produced over a 10 year period, and this particular engraving was done by Dupin after Watteau. From the Rijksmuseum: Initially featuring only hairstyles, the series’ illustrations were later extended to include complete outfits to cater to its audience. These showed figures from head to toe. All ranks of French society were represented in a wide variety of fashionable clothes.
*Please excuse my reflection in the glass.
When examined with a loupe, one can clearly see the individual lines comprising the engraving as well as the hand-coloring technique used. The engraving is ready for hanging, as seen in the tenth photo.
Please note that there is general overall browning to the engraving as well as foxing as seen in the second photo on the right hand side (a small spot) as well as in the sixth and ninth photos in the lower left hand corner. Also, please note the frame's condition issues, specifically the chipped edge as seen in the eighth photo in particular and the chipping in the lower left hand corner as seen in the ninth photo. Do let me know if you require more photos as I'll be happy to oblige.
Frame measurements are 11 3/4" x 8 3/4".
Your framed engraving will be sent fully insured via Priority Mail.
Thank you for looking.
Collection of Sales Tax
New York State residents, please read this concerning the collection of state taxes. As a New York state based business, I must comply with legal requirements to collect a sales tax from any resident of the state of New York who is purchasing anything from my shop.
Because of the variation in sales tax throughout of the state, I am charging a flat rate of 8.875% on purchases made by residents of New York state.
At this time, I am offering free shipping within the United States for orders $35.00 and over. If you are outside of the U.S., please contact me for a shipping quote.
I do ship internationally. If you don't see postage for your country listed, please contact me.
Customs Fees (Foreign Customers Only)
Duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees may be levied once the item you've purchased arrives in your country. The item may be held at the post office until you pay the required fees. I am unable to calculate what you will have to pay once your item has arrived in your country as this is up to your country's postal service.
Third Party Shipping
I do not ship to third party shipping companies. Please know that if you have something shipped to a third party shipping company without my knowledge, the item is not insured or covered for any loss or damage. I'll be happy to ship anywhere in the world. Just ask!
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you're unhappy with your purchased item, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price of the item. Please contact me within three days of the delivery of your item. You have seven days from the delivery of your item to ship it back. Upon the item's return, I will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item to the buyer as long as the item is in the condition in which it was when it left my shop. Buyer satisfaction is my #1 priority so if there's a problem, please let me know what I can do to make things right.