B663 - SOLD
This is a charming copper plate engraving executed by the French engraver Porporali after the work of Angelica Kauffman. It was published in Paris circa 1790 and it is held in a 19th Century frame.
The delightful image depicts a resting cupid with his finger to his mouth. He has beautiful feathered wings. He has a quiver of arrows at his side and his bow rests at his feet. The plate is dedicated to Her Royal Highness Marie Therese, Archduchess of Austria.
It is held in a wooden frame dating from the mid to late 1800's. The frame is laquered and has a gilded inner edge. The glass plate is full of gorgeous bubbles that we have been unable to capture in our photographs.
The engraving is in good condition with just a few age spots. The frame has distressed a little over the years which adds character to this wonderful old piece.
The frame measures :- 53.5 cm (21 inches) high x 39.5 cm (15.5 inches) wide. The size of the engraving visible through the glass is 47 cm (18.5 inches) high x 33 cm (13 inches) wide.
A beautiful engraving to add a château chic finishing touch and another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe.
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U.K. Delivery £11.50
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Possible delivery method: France