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La Folie Du Jour. (The madness of the day) [and] Faites La Paix. (Make Peace). [Pair].

  • ARTIST: Louis-Leopold Boilly

  • PUBLISHER: A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue des Mathurins N° 334; 3 livres; dépot 18. Februar 1797

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving,

    DATE: 1797

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size, 11 x 13 1/4" (280 x 335 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Tresca Sculp. A fine engraved work depicting a couple dancing to a leering musician playing the violin, who is surrounded by empty wine bottles. Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761-1845) French born artist and was a keen observer of human behavior. He depicted images public scenes and the social customs of Parisians of the time. Be it at the Salon, on the promenade, or at the billiard table. He meticulously recorded facial details and gestures, and his depictions of costumes and textiles are fascinating as a chronicle of fashion. Boilly's paintings and drawings, often tinged with humor, showcase the artist's witty interpretation of urban life of the period.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition, good impressions. Overall toning and minor spotting.