Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), "L'Envie"
Louis-Léopold Boilly (French, 1761–1845)
Titled, signed and dated 1824
within the plate
Measures 50 cm x 43.1 cm (Framed)
An attractive print depicting "L'Envie" ("Envy"): a pretty and fashionably turned-out girl, with stylishly coiffured hair, shows jewels and luxurious shawl to a dowdily dressed companion who wears a foulard (headscarf).
Plate 46 from Boilly's influential "Recueil des profils et grimaces" ("Collection of profiles and grimaces"), a series of 95 satirical lithographs, printed and published at the studio of François-Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825), Paris.
An immaculately presented image. Beautifully framed and glazed with a double French mount and a hand-marbled outer mat with a gilded apperture.
W: 43.1cm (17")H: 50cm (19.7")
19th Century, Georgian (1714 to 1837), Biedermeier (c. 1815-1848), Empire