Antique French framed pen and ink drawing or etching signed P Jazet 1879


Shipping to United States: $53.97

A delightful antique Nineteenth century French engraved drawing or etching. The engraving is mounted in an ornate gilt wood frame which is likely to be original. The drawing is in pen and ink and possibly pencil.
The signature P Jazet 1879 is in the bottom left corner.
This drawing is very detailed and shows a domestic scene with a soldier of rank returning from his campaign and sitting down to a meal with his relative, waited on by the housekeeper.
Jazet was known for his watercolours of military and domestic genres, he was the son of a well renowned engraver so it is probable that this signed piece was done by his own hand. Although I think it is a print, from studying it, it is entirely possible that it could be the original pen and ink sketch.
Without removing it from the frame I can't say more.
The drawing is in what is probably the original frame and it has never been taken out, there is still the original paper backing over the nails, and pieces of calender pasted over the top of this with saints days on it.
The frame is of ornate gilt gesso on wood, unfortunately it has, suffered some damage and loss to one corner and is fragile.

Size approx 31 x 27cm, and the aperture 25 x 20.5cm

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