Two engravings from originals by Charles Abraham Chasselat. 1782-1843 and Noël Joseph Blaisot.1792-1820
These superb engravings were printed in colour using a technique known as ‘à la poupée’,( Doll ) in which coloured inks were applied directly to the copper plate, and a single impression made, then the colours then refined by hand.
This highly skilled and expensive technique was rarely used but the results, as seen here, are impressive giving a bright and clean look.
The engraver normally worked from the original painting or a watercolour copy.
These were engraved by J Duthé, a French engraver active between c1800-1840,
In original aged frames.