A rare, sentimental pair of German mezzotints. In plate’a’ Alexis, in a prison cell, bids goodbye to his fainting sweetheart as he is about to be dragged out to execution. In plate ‘b’ a huge crowd cheers the king, as Alexis, consoled by a clergyman, is pulled away from his mistress.
a. Alexis. Adieu, chère Louise, adieu &c. b. Le Peuple Vive le Roi
Johann Jacob Haid a. Alexis. Adieu, chère Louise, adieu &c. b. Le Peuple Vive le Roi Augsburg, J. J. Haid et Fils c. 1770 Mezzotints Original hand-colouring 420x300mm The pair
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