Portrait of Jean-Antoine-Joseph Debry (also spelled de Bry; 1760-1834), a French politician of the French Revolution. He served as President of the National Convention (1793), and is famous for the slogan 'La patrie est en danger' (The Fatherland is in danger). Below the portrait a frieze depicting the assassination of Debry in 1799.
Etching (frieze) and aquatint (portrait) on wove paper, sheet size 324 x 496 mm., platemark 282 x 435 mm., aquatint by Charles Levachez (active 1760-1820), etching by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (1750-1818) after his own design, 1800.
An interesting sheet, mixing two graphic techniques for very different effects. In fair condition, the margins soiled and creased, with small tears. A stain in the lower left corner of the image area, and a smaller stain in the top edge of the image area.