Habit de Caffetier

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Habit de Caffetier, by Nicolas de Larmessin II (circa 1645-1725), from the series Les Costumes Grotesques et les Metiers shows a hot-drink seller in a costume that is a composite of the apparatus and tools of the trade. Etching and engraving on paper. France, 1700-25.
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Please note that a copyright line is included under the image.


Clear acrylic. We use clear acrylic glazing for safety and longevity.


Finished and framed by hand in Sussex by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings. The finished product has a taped back and is supplied ready to hang.


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About the artist

Nicolas de Larmessin II

Nicolas de Larmessin II

Nicolas de Larmessin II was a seventeenth-century engraver. The son of a bookseller, he hailed from an artistic family and may have been employed by his older brother and sister-in-law. Throughout his career, de Larmessin II conceived numerous “grotesque costumes,” possibly made at the behest of French engraver, Francois Jollain. These engravings, which are held in the V&A, run the gamut of seventeenth-century professions with each profession receiving a surrealist makeover.