'Le Chicaneur'; 'Narcisee': 'Le Magnifique'
Artist: Robert Brichet, after Joseph Francis Goez - published 1784
Medium: Partially coloured etchings
Size: 38.5 x 36.5cm

Goez Joseph Francis (1754-1815) , baron of a celebrated painter. He was employed in Vienna in the department of justice. His leisure was devoted to the study of the arts. In 1784 he published his series of 160 etchings illustrative of the passions. At the same time appeared his Exercises d'Imagination de differens Caracteres et Formes humaines - a series of prints representing chiefly rural scenes illustrative of character.This set of three hand painted etchings were produced by the French engraver Francois Robert Brichet after the work of the artist Joseph Franz von Goez in his work Exercises d'Imagination de differens Caracteres et Formes humaines. The pictures depict three different characters - the individual titles are "Le Magnifique" (The Magnificent), "Narcisse" (Narcissus) and "Le Chicaneur" (The Quibbler). The entire work contained 100 different plates originally.

Similar prints to these by the same artist are held in The Welcome Collection and in the collection of department of graphic art at The Louvre.

Published by Augsburg in 1784. Framed and glazed.

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