La Visite Inattendue by Sigismund Freudeberg 1774 - Antique French Print

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Engraving, 1774, Portalis & Béraldi 3, 360 x 276 mm., ex collection: ALG (Lugt 140c). A plate from the first series of the famous Monument du Costume, a series of genre pictures that essentially defines the world of fashion in France at the time. Fine impression on laid paper trimmed on or just within the plate mark but ample white space outside the image and text. Eberts apparently did the original design and Freudeberg the final drawing from which the engraving was made by Voyez. Such cooperative ventures were common practice.