Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, 1782. The complete set of six etchings including title, plates 155 x 115 mm, sheets 275 x 200 mm, good impressions, small marginal repair to each plate, pale dampstain to final two plates, generally in good condition, each sheet mounted on guards. 20th-century mottled calf. Joints rubbed. Provenance: William Odom (bookplate); purchased from William Schab, 1984. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Item #401737
A charming series of ornament prints representing Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Venus and Mars. Jean Démosthéne Dugourc was a French painter and engraver employed by the Duke of Orléans, the brother of the king. In 1783 he designed costumes and scenery for the opera, and later founded factories for producing wallpaper and playing-cards after his own designs. Berlin Kat. 492; Guilmard, p. 280, no. 95.