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L’Escamoteur – The Illusionist: French Satirical Engraving (SOLD)

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 of image (excluding text): 36.5 X 25 cm

Dimensions full sheet: 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.