17th Century Pair of Satirical Hand Colored Etchings by Nicolas Guerard (1648-1719) was a French etcher and engraver who is probably best known for his maps and book illustrations that were produced in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries | This pair of etchings are framed satirical hand colored prints: 1) depicting a man in celebration with gold coins, and 2) a contrasting lady grief stricken over having no money; each wearing period attire. Each have French titles and descriptions of the illustrations. The male figure has a basket of gold coins that spill and get lost in various prodigal activities. These etchings are over three hundred year old original works, and may be the only existing examples. The etchings are colored by hand with watercolor. A notation in the lower left states that Guerard conceived the original design and produced the etching. The prints have age related toning, but do not appear to be stained. The etchings are professionally framed in gilt wood frames with felt mats. There is some wear and gilt loss to the frames. The visible dimensions of the etchings are 10 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W; The outer frame dimensions are 18" H x 14" W.