4007. "la Lanterne

"La Lanterne Magique". 2 Engraving by J. Ouvrier after J. E. Schénau, Paris; showing a lanternist projecting an image of a witch and satanic figures to a woman and three children; and its companion "L´Origine de la Peinture ou Les Portraits a la Mode" showing an artist taking a lady´s silhouette profile by the light of a candle and three children engaged in further shadowplay. 470x340 (including text in lower margin). Cut to platemark, marginal mendings, mended wormholes or small other damages, browned, spotted and some dampstaining, mostly in lower text area. Decorative engravings. 2 items.
Published in Paris, chez l´auteur - chez Mr. Bellot, no date, about 1765.