The artist of this fine work of 18th Century engraving is N F Ragonault. His work is done after the famous artist Fraganard, who was the painter to the King of France. The lines in this piece are fine and full of description. I love the story that this piece tells, these lovers are obviously very serious about the time they have to spend together. The matte and the frame are original to the piece and the frame has some wear consistant with its age, but beautifully gold gilded.
Size 20.75 x 17.5 inches and 44.5 x51.75 cm
There are a pair of these beauties but they are sold seperatly, look for the sister piece on the site titled: "Le Verrou"