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Françoise Nicolas Martinet (French, 1725-1804) Lot of Eight Hand-colored Ornithological Prints

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
377
Sold for:
$1,659$1,400

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Françoise Nicolas Martinet (French, 1725-1804)

Lot of Eight Hand-colored Ornithological Prints, from Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Seven signed in the plates, Heron huppé, de Mahon unsigned, four with handwritten inscriptions. Hand-colored etchings on laid paper, plate marks to 10 x 8 1/4 in. (25.4 x 21.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, subtle rippling and handling creases to varying degrees, some with minor foxing, not examined out of frames.
Estimate $300-500

Sheets trimmed to 11 x 9 inches.

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