L’ Anguille du Melun

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L’ Anguille du Melun
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L’ Anguille du Melun

Paris, Martinet c. 1795

Engraving

Original hand colouring

240 x 280 mm

Laid onto old card

£120

A boudoir scene, an elegantly dressed, M Denis is bringing a tray of food including an ‘eel’ to his wife, who is sitting in her chair in her bedclothes. She looks away , hands raised up, extending her right, slippered foot towards her husband.

A maid peeps into the room from behind a curtain.

Lines of verse are printed either side of the title.