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. 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.. 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. (Inventory #: 27461)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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