Le Chevalier Michel Descazeaux Du Halley

Method Etching
Artist Nicolas Beauvais after C. Banks
Published 1747
Dimensions Image 245 x 150 mm, Plate 320 x 230 mm, Sheet 381 x 278 mm
Notes Inscription to left of image reads: Le Chevalier Michel Descazeaux / Du Halley né, a Paris, le 10th. d'Aoust / 1710, et tiré, d'après nature, a la / Prison de la Fleet, a Londres, / par Mr. Banks Suedois, en 1746.

Inscribed beneath image with six lines of French verse.

Michel Descazeaux du Hally (1710-1775) was a French adventurer, who supposedly served in the Prussian army, but fled to England after duelling with a fellow officer. He was a prisoner in the Fleet, and wrote quantities of poetry, very little of which was published.

Nicolas Beauvais (1687-1763) was a French engraver and publisher based in Paris. He worked from premises at L'Image Saint Nicolas (1715), Rue et faubourg Saint Jacques du Haut Pas (1739), Rue St Jacques, paroisse St Benoît (1752), and Rue St Jacques au coin/proche de la rue des Mathurins.

C. Banks was a Swedish artist active in the mid eighteenth-century. Banks is best known for drawing a portrait of Descazeaux whilst he was in the Fleet prison in 1746.

BM Satires 2852

Condition: Horizontal and vertical folds to sheet. Small tear to lower edge of sheet, not affecting image, hinged to album page

Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 33839