Lingère. Cloth trade + linen production. 2-sheet set in engraving by Robert Bénard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786) from the quarto edition of the encyclopedia by Diderot and d’Alembert. (1786.) Inscribed: Pl. 1-2., otherwise as above. C. 9⅝ × 7¼ in (24.5 × 18.5 cm).
Beside the charming interior of a cloth shop numerous detail representations. Sheet 1 negligibly soiled. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark.
Offer no. 11,632 / EUR 76. (c. US$ 92.) + shipping
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