L’Escamoteur – The Illusionist: French Satirical Engraving

Wonderful colored engraving by Morette after a work by Pasquier.   A magician or illusionist entrances an audience at a French country fair.  The distraction of the fascinated crowd allows a young pickpocket the occasion to show off his own sleight of hand.  Printed circa 1810.

The French title “L’escamoteur” can mean magician, illusionist, conjuror, manipulator or pickpocket.

Dimensions: 42 x 33 cm

Condition: Mounted on another sheet of paper.  Stain bottom center below the inscription. Otherwise vivid colors and very good condition with strong colors.