Madame de Barré

Method Mezzotint
Artist Thomas Watson after Francois Hubert Drouais
Published Published as the Act directs May 25th 1771 for W. Shropshire in the New Bond Street S.Hooper No.25 Ludgate Hill and H.Paker No.82 in Cornhill
Dimensions Image 340 x 280 mm, Plate 387 x 280 mm, Sheet 390 x 284 mm
Notes Jeanne Bécu, Comtesse du Barry (1743 - 1793) was a French courtesan who became the mistress of Louis XV of France and is one of the most famous victims of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.

Thomas Watson (1750-1781) was an accomplished mezzotint and stipple engraver who engraved portraits after originals by artists such as Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir Joshua Reynolds and others. He exhibited his work at Spring Gardens in 1775.

François Hubert Drouais (1727 - 1775) was a French portrait painter and the son of Hubert Drouais.

Chaloner Smith 13 ii/ii, Goodwin - Thomas Watson 9 ii/ii, Lennox-Boyd ii/ii

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Trimmed to plate, crease to bottom left corner of sheet and tipped to backing card.
Framing unmounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 10687