"Lingerie, Taupe on Linen" (“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 great care is taken capturing every nuance of the antique original, we print on only the finest cold press art paper and deckle the edges by hand. Featured on raw Belgium linen, this piece is protected with a final finish that imparts a sensuous and tactile feel to the surface. To complete this beautiful picture, we chose a custom made minimalist oak frame stained our special Butternut Gray. Altogether, this is our signature presentation giving a fresh and contemporary feel to an elegant piece of art history. This print pairs beautifully with "Lingerie, Cream on Linen", 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. "Lingerie, Taupe on Linen" measures approx. 30" H x 23" W x 1" D, and weighs 8 lbs.