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1700c - 8.25 x 12.25 Inches (209x311 mm) Martin Engelbrecht Hand Colored Engraving: Masque en Habit de Femme de Courier

Upper right corner marked the number "8". Lower Right Corner Signed "Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A.V." Opposite side inscribed, " C. Pr. Sac. Caes. Maj.". Figure carrying two pieces of paper written, " Billet franc N:16" and "Billet au Grand Bal".

Hand coloring is in wonderful condition, the crimson purple and gold paint flecks can clearly be seen under magnification (difficult to capture in pictures-added a close up to show detail).

Condition: It is possible the paper edges has been trimmed. Unaware what the original uncut size would have been. Prior framing tape on the backside, left on to not damage the the engraving. Lower left side of the dress edge is a 6cm fine scratch line and a very small spot above this scrap. Not detracting or major. Also even less noticable a very slight right base edge crease, less than .5cm, very minimal. Gold, purple, grey and green coloring is good and clear. Toning slight age discoloration to the paper--an off white cream color. Some normal toning for it's age, compare the pure white background board to compare color contrast. Backing or engraving has two small brown foxing spots, none in the front. In good preserved condition. No other observable flaws or weakness. ***See Pictures.

Note: Martin Engelbrecht (1684–1756) renowned engraver and print maker. Some of his prints had theatrical themes in addition to his innovation for creating miniature theatre cards with 3D effect influencing the much later development of cinema. Individual engraved prints he often sold to individuals or royalty. Interestingly this print is in French, many I understand were in German and Latin and "Cr. Pr. Sac. Caes. Maj" translates "with the Permission from His Majesty". These series of engravings may have been created and meant for European royalty.

Will leave it those more knowledgeable to discern the exact origins and details of this wonderful engraving. Ask any questions. Enjoy!

Shipping estimate is for Priority for Domestic US. International estimate is for 1st Class International. Contact me for other shipping options if desired.

Will be happy to ship Internationally however I have a select list of countries that I am confident or comfortable shipping too. If your country is not listed for this item, please contact me before purchasing to see if it is possible to ship.

Antique 1700c Martin Engelbrecht Copper Plate Hand Color Engraving. Masque en Habit de Femme de Courier


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