Portrait of Louis Pierre Manuel (1751-1793), a republican French writer, municipal administrator of the police, and public prosecutor during the French Revolution. He was arrested and guillotined in 1793. Below the portrait a frieze depicting Manuel being attacked by a group of Jacobins.
Etching (frieze) and aquatint (portrait) on wove paper, sheet size 318 x 469 mm., platemark 284 x 436 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 good condition, the margins foxed and with small tears and some paper loss (all well outside image area). Some scattered foxing in the image area.