Habit de Plombier [a maker of combs] (ca. 1695 original copperplate engraving from Les Costumes Grotesques). I, II.

Habit de Plombier [a maker of combs] (ca. 1695 original copperplate engraving from Les Costumes Grotesques)

Paris: Nicolas de Larmessin, Ca. 1695. Original copperplate etching on laid paper. Sheet measures 14 x 10 inches; plate measures 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Condition is very good, minor toning, very gentle rippling, faint diagonal crease to margin near top left corner. From a series of satirical prints first started by Nicolas I de Larmessin (1634-1694) and continued by his younger brother Nicolas II de Larmessin (1640-1725), who re-engraved his brother's images in reverse starting in 1695 and added a number of his own original works to the series. This is one of Nicolas II's re-engravings in reverse, in which the background is simplified. Between the two brothers, there were over 80 satirical etchings produced of professions and trades, all rare on the market. They surely owe a debt to Archimboldo, and perhaps Dali, Ernst and others owe a debt to Larmessin. Very Good. Item #H19419

Price: $275.00

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