Le Brun: Le ris – Laughter (1770)
Le ris – Laughter
Original 18th century engraving with a female figure representing laughter. Title engraved in French and English.
Etching in sanguine (red ink) by Charles Le Brun.
The plate is in good condition with wide margins.
Plate dimensions: 24,5 x 20 cm
Sheet dimensions: 34,5 x 23,5 cm
From ”Bowles’s Passions of the Soul – Represented in Several Heads”. Charles Le Brun (or Lebrun) was an important French 17th century painter and designer interested in physiognomy. He was favoured by King Louis XIV.