Antique Print-MOLIERE-FRONTISPIECE-ALLEGORY-Houssaye-1880

Price: € 59,50

Subject: Plate: Title page to the described work. This sheet includes an etching copied after a title engraving after F. Chauveau of an earlier Moliere ed. �Les oeuvres de mr. Moliere.�, published in the year of his death (1673). Moliere is portrayed as the characters Mascarille and Sganarelle supporting an escutcheon
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Irregular edges as issued with small tears. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original etchings on a vellin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 33 x 45 cm. The image size is ca. 10 x 12.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 13 x 17.7 inch. The image size is ca. 3.9 x 4.9 inch.
Part Number: 29558
Location: E16-01
Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Moliere Sa Femme Et Sa Fille.', by Arsene Houssaye, published by Dentu, Paris 1880. (limited ed. 500 ex.) This work is a tribute to Moliere, his wife Armande Bejart and daughter Madeleine.

Artists and Engravers: Arsene Houssaye (1815 - 1896), French novelist, poet and man of letters, was born at Bruy�res (Aisne), near Laon. His real surname was Housset. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Moliere, (French 1622 -1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Moliere's best-known works are Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des Femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Imposter), L'Avare (The Miser), Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman).