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[after] WATTEAU, Jean-Antoine. - [Three untitled medicine engravings].

[after] WATTEAU, Jean-Antoine. -  [Three untitled medicine engravings].
[after] WATTEAU, Jean-Antoine. - [Three untitled medicine engravings].
Published: Paris, ca. 1760
Size: 180 x 130 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition, in old mounts with penciled hand written notes in French on each. Lightly age toned. Plate marks. Good impressions. One margin slim - all others fine.

Description

A set of three charming medical engravings after Jean-Antoine Watteau. All three examples show an eighteenth century apothecary's boy, holding an instrument for the purposes of delivering an enema.
An 'Enema' - also known as a clyster, is an injection of fluid into the lower bowel by way of the rectum.
Watteau was one of the most influential French painters of the early 18th century.


He painted numerous scenes with Commedia dell'Arte characters and also invented a type of painting known as the Fête Galante - small cabinet pictures which explored the psychology of love, usually in a landscape setting. Other painters, including Lancret and Pater, took up the theme.

250€
  • Reference N°: 46321
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