DEBUCOURT, Philibert-Louis (1755-1832):

Intérieure d’une Cuisine, after Louise-Adéone Drolling

Aquatint, etching and roulette, 1825. Béraldi V, p. 146; IFF 92.

A fine impression trimmed along the platemark at the sides, one line of the inscription trimmed at the bottom, however, with a wide plate margin all round. Extremely pale scattered foxing, otherwise in good condition. 430 x 532mm.

Béraldi, writing in 1885 and deploring the loss of the gallant side of Debucourt’s pre-Revolution printmaking, attacks this subject and its companion, Intérieure d’une Salle à manger, for its composition, exclaiming, “Quels sujets! Quel ameublement! Quels costumes!” Today we can appreciate Drolling’s charming domestic interiors without prejudice.