Suite Effrayante de la Passion du Jeu (Scary Sequel to the Passion of Gambling)
Manufacturer: Jacques-Louis Bance, rue Saint-Denis, Paris.
Suite Effrayante de la Passion du Jeu (Scary Sequel to the Passion of Gambling). Hand-col. etching, 244x332 mm. Backs: Plain. Circa 1803.
Lit.: Duchartre/Saulnier, L’imagerie parisienne, p. 192.
The sheet is signed: „A Paris chez Bance rue St. Denis près celle aux Ours“. The engraver and publisher J.-L. Bance, called „Bance aîné“ (Bance the Elder, 1761-1847), resided there around 1800-1805. And it carries the mention: „dessiné et gravé par ch...... [sic]“ (drawn and engraved by ch......) A young man has lost everything at the game, he wants to shoot himself in the head and has already written a suicide note, when his wife rushes in and holds his infant out to him. There are cards on the floor, and card players in the back room.
A tiny (repaired) marginal tear, very good conservation.
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