C1820

La Diseuse de Bonne Aventure.

Artist:

John James Masquerier (1778 - 1855)

Rare stipple engraving taken from the painting by John James Masquerier (1778-1855) titled, The Fortune Teller. Masquerier was a British painter with French Hugenot parents. The figures represented are Anna, Marchionees of Donegall on the right, as a Gypsy with … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

La Diseuse de Bonne Aventure.

Date:

C1820

Artist:

John James Masquerier (1778 - 1855)

Engraver:

Antoine Alexandre Cardon 
(1739 – 
1822)

Condition:

Paper toned and with light spotting mainly to upper right, otherwise in good condition, with good original colour.

Technique:

Stipple engraving printed in colour a la poupee

Image Size: 

510mm 
x 555mm
AUTHENTICITY
La Diseuse de Bonne Aventure. - Antique Print from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

Rare stipple engraving taken from the painting by John James Masquerier (1778-1855) titled, The Fortune Teller.

Masquerier was a British painter with French Hugenot parents. The figures represented are Anna, Marchionees of Donegall on the right, as a Gypsy with her son George, later the 3rd Marquess of Donegall on her back, telling the fortune of her sister Miss May, standing in a white dress, in a landscape.

Reference R.R.M. Masquerier and his Circle 1922, pp.42, 191, illus. pl.III. The painting was exibited at the Royal Academy in 1800 Ref: no. 732 (as The Fortune Teller). Tessari were a firm of print publishers with various changes of name before and during the Revolution. Began with Santo Tessari from Tesino, who settled in Augsburg in 1784, and in 1798 bought the firm of Gottfried Beck there. This firm continued into 1850’s. The Paris firm of Tessari, was in existence by the late 1780’s, with a London agent in Alassandro Sala. It linked with the Augsburg firm in 1830. They were at Quai des Augustins, no.25, Paris, from 1818 where this stipple engraving was publication.

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