La Famille Anglaise a Paris

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La Famille Anglaise a Paris
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La Famille Anglaise a Paris

Paris, Martinet ca. 1815

Etching with stipple

Original hand colouring

220 x 270 mm

Slight foxing


A fashionable Parisian couple on the left have turned to look at an English family . He is facing towards her, while she looks amazed at the family. The English family group consist of a young couple with two small children and a middle aged couple. They all stand very stiffly facing the front, except the young lady who turns to look at the French pair, and the small children, standing with their backs towards us, looking up at the adults. The middle age couple link arms and look nervous, his dress, particularly looking crumpled and ill fitting. The young lady links arms with the older man, her husband stands behind.