Lingerie ( “Lingere” 18th French) This unique and rare French copperplate engraving from 1786 depicts patterns for ladies and gents nightwear.The simplicity of the composition along with the detailed beauty of the engraving process makes this a stand- out piece. After a painstaking process to ensure the capture of every nuance of the antique original, we print only on the finest cold press art paper. We present this distinctive print under glass in a beautiful taupe frame with cream highlight, with double matting for a contemporary complement to this centuries old art form. This piece pairs beautifully with Lingerie 1786, Cream, another rare print showing different patterns in a reverse color scheme.
This print is part of our Circa line, inspired by artwork from our family collections. My mother especially had a love for engravings, and we are pleased to share the incredible craftsmanship of centuries past with all of you. This piece measures approx. 16" x 19.5" and weighs 5 lbs.