Nicolas de Larmassin IV (1684 - 1755) : La Jeunesse (1735) and La courtisane amoureuse (1736).
Framed engravings, one frame is from the 18th century.
Dimensions frame included. Small dimension differences.
From a family of artists, Nicolas de Larmassin executed the engravings of the portraits, those of the royal family after J.B. Van Loo and L. Tocqué are the most known. He was the engraver of N. Lancret, N. Vleughels and A. Watteau. The engraving La Jeunesse (The Youth) belongs to the cycle Quatre âges de la Vie (Four Ages of Life). It was executed after Nicolas Lancret painting now at the National Gallery London (inv. n° NG 103). La courtisane amoureuse (Courtisane in love) after F. Boucher is part of suite representing the Contes de la Fontaine.
Bibliography : Baron Roger de Portalis, Les graveurs du dix-huitième siècle, tome 2, pp. 529 - 537.