Nattier, Jean-Marc (original artist); E. Wardle (etcher).
Old Bond Street, London. Alfred Bell & Co., March 1, 1928.
Color mezzotint on thick wove paper, plate mark 12 x 9 1/2 inches on sheet 19 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches, signed by artist in pencil at lower right. Remnants of tape to upper verso from hinging, light wear to sheet edges, pencil inscription at lower edge (all the above well outside image area), blindstamp in image area at lower left below portrait, light spot just below plate mark at lower left; image area in very good clean condition and ready to frame. A delicate and accomplished mezzotint by E. Wardle after Jean-Marc Nattier's 1755 portrait of the marquise de Belestat, Marie-Charlotte de Châteaurenaud, exemplifying the feminine beauty ideal of 18th century France. The original hangs in the Wallace Collection in London. Item #56792