Fruit merchants grapes apples berries 1820 miniature hand color prints lot of 3Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Pommes de Rainettes, Golden Pippins.
Des Fraises et Framboises, Strawberries and Raspberries.
Marchand de Raisins, Dealer in Grapes.
(Street merchants- Trades- Fruits- Apples- berries)
Issued c.1820, Paris.
Charming little lot of threee early 19th century miniature aquatint prints with original hand color.
Each depicts a street merchant selling fruits, here a female dealer in grapes, man selling apples from baskets, and a woman selling strawberries and raspberries. Their dress is worthy of note as it depicts their relative soocial standing while engaged in these humble trades.
Depicts these particular types of street merchants who would have been found selling their wares on the streets of major cities in Europe, such as Paris.
Minor light toning, but overall clean, lovely examples.
Sheet measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/8".
Printed area measures c. 4 7/8" x 2 1/2".
Abbey, Travel in Aquatint 1770-1860 , 107.