This lot consists of a fine art engraver's print on paper, with the inscription "Baudoin pinx" and "D.... Sculp" at bottom. Inscription could be handwritten. May be attributed to Pierre-Antoine Baudouin (French, 1723-1769). Image depicts a man and woman swept up in a lover's embrace. The lady smiles sweetly as her lover places a tender kiss on her cheek. They seem to have sought privacy in a handsomely decorated Rococo room, but a cracked door reveals the face of an intruder. A third figure -- perhaps a servant woman -- peers curiously through the opened door, one finger held to her lips as if she has just absorbed the secrecy of the moment. A lovely engraving, full of rich color and 18th century French stylization. Reminiscent of the work of FranÃ§ois Boucher (French, 1703-1770), of whom Baudouin was an apprentice and imitator. Piece measures approximately 8" x 9".
Overall: 9"H x 8"W - Image: 5.5"H x 4"W
Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate several important collections of fine art. The pieces in this auction come from established collectors both in the United States and Overseas. This is one of the pieces from those collections. This item is being sold 'as is'. Unless otherwise noted, authenticity has not been firmly established.
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