274. [French]

DEBUCOURT, Philibert-Louis

"La promenade publique".

Paris, Depeuille, 1792

Etching and aquatint, 44,3 x 63 cm, laid paper, signed in lower left margin (foxing).

Stuck under passe-partout, under orn. gilt frame (not studied under passe-partout).

Members of the Paris beau-monde are gathered together in a park at the eve of the Revolution. They are joking, talking and flirting. Some well-known figures of the French nobility are portrayed, such as the Duke of Chartres (the future King Louis XVIII), who blows a kiss to the woman standing behind him.
Ref. V. Carlson (ed.), Regency to Empire: French printmaking 1715-1815, Baltimore 1984, no. 103. - M. Fenaille, L'oeuvre gravé de P.-L. Debucourt, Paris 1899, no. 33-2.

€ 300 / 400

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