- Museum number
- Object: Le Petit Coblentz
Social satire: a group of fashionably dressed Incroyables and Merveilleuses on a street in Paris; a reproductive etching of 1875 after a watercolour by Isabey of c.1798
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint
- Production date
Height: 308 millimetres
Width: 353 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A state without letters of a plate printed by Beillet in 1875. For the lettered state see Adelheid Rasche & Gundula Wolter (eds), 'Ridikül! Mode in der Karikatur', Berlin Kunstbibliothek 2003, cat.3.1. This impression is on paper watermarked 1877. The original watercolour by Isabey is now in the Musée Carnavalet, and in 1875 was in the collection of the comte de Beraudière.
For "incroyables" and "merveilleuses", see 1874,0711.835
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Lot 190 in the 1925 sale; unsold and subsequently presented to the BM.
The BM bought 45 lots at the 1925 sale of the Lindsay library collection of French revolutionary and Napoleonic era prints through Agnew's for a total of £92 17s (1925,0615.131 to 466). The collection had been formed by the vendor's father, the 26th Earl. The BM acquired many other prints from the same collection at other times.
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