Madame Very restaurateur, Palais Royal Paris [graphic] / Rowlandson scul. ; J.N. La belle liminaudiere au caffee de Mille Collone, Palais Royale Paris / J.N.
[London] [Thomas Tegg] [ca. 1814]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 36.1 x 24.6 cm
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, pages 272-4
Titles etched below images. Variant state lacking year in artist's signature. For a state with "1814" etched after both instances of John Nixon's "J.N." initials, see nos. 12409 and 12410 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Publisher and date of publication from description of variant state in the British Museum catalogue. Two images on one plate, each with individual title and statements of responsibility etched below. Plate numbered "236" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 4. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed within plate mark on three sides. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xiii, p, 25. Watermark: Charles Wise.
"[Top image]: A plump, comely woman sits full-face behind a table whose surface forms the base of the design. Her dress is cut low, and her hair piled in a pyramid; her back is reflected in a large wall-mirror. On the table are trays filled with cards, dishes of fruit, a reading lamp, and a plant in a pot. A thin elderly woman, similarly dressed, stands looking at her in profile to the right. [Bottom image]: A fashionably dressed woman sits in profile to the left, at an ornate table raised above the floor of the café, studying a pamphlet or menu on which is the word 'Paris'. Her arm-chair is decorated with ornaments, the arm terminating in a ram's head. Customers and waiters (left) are on a smaller scale. Columns with ornate capitals support the roof, and the wall is decorated with large paintings of nude and heroic figures."--British Museum online catalogue, description of a variant state.
La belle liminaudiere au caffee de Mille Collone, Palais Royale Paris.
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