Le Galant dupé (The deceived lover)
Manufacturer: Nicolas Arnoult, rue de la Fromagerie, Paris.
Le Galant dupé (The deceived lover). Hand-col. copper engraving, 343x229 mm. Backs: Plain. Circa 1690.
Lit.: Duchartre/Saulnier, L’imagerie parisienne, p. 190; comp. https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41504706f
The sheet is signed: „A Paris Chez N Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l’Image S. Claude aux halles [...]“. (at the store sign with St. Claude at the Halles). According to caption, the pompous lover is abandoned as soon as he runs out of money. A friend of the gambling lady, standing behind his back, helps to speed things up with a mirror. The ladies wear Fontange hairstyles: upswept hair garnished with lace, the introduction of which is attributed to the Duchess of Fontanges, a mistress of Louis XIV.
The white margins slightly soiled, remains of paper tape in the corners of the back, otherwise very good conservation.
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