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Lot 120: 19th C. French Etchings Pair - Voy en Amerique
November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Western Europe, France, ca. 1840 CE. A handsome pair of etchings depicting South American types, by Choubard (French, 1810-1830) after Jean Marie Raphael Leopold Massard (French, 1812-1889), both with hand coloring, published in "Voyage en Amerique": Paris, France: Basil Hall, 1840 The first depicting a standing female dressed in a regional costume and veil is entitled, "Lima. Peruvienne en Costume de Ville" (Lima. Peruvian Woman in Village Costume). The second showing a male figure with standing in profile and donning a wide-brimmed hat, long braids, and a colorful regional costume is entitled "Santiago - Metis" (Santiago - Mestizaje or Person of Mixed Race). "Voy en Amerique" is printed beneath the titles. Size: images and borders measure 5.5" W x 8.5" H (14 cm x 21.6 cm); pages measure 6.875" W x 10.625" H (17.5 cm x 27 cm)
Provenance: Ex-private Gantt collection, Colorado. Belong to current owners great grandfather.
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Condition Report: Paper shows minor discoloration and some creasing commensurate with age.