Antique French Engraving "L'Autonne" by Nicolas-Henri Tardieu, After Nicolas Lancret


An antique French engraving, etching, or gravure of "L'Autonne" or autumn, featuring 18th-century aristocrats in a pastoral wooded setting. By the engraver Nicolas-Henri Tardieu (1674-1749), after the painter Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743), c. 1730. 24ʺW × 1.1ʺD × 28ʺH. Despite the "conservation" framing, there is water damage to the mat. The engraving has some waves, but they look to be from age only and predate the water and the framing.