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An Allegorical Depiction of Asia as a Beautiful Lady.

Vve. Turgis. Asia. "Asie Asia" Paris lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gaudens. c1840
Black & white lithograph depicting Asia as a beautiful lady by Vve Turgis,
The illustration shows Asia as a beautiful lady dressed in fine silks with an ornate head dress; she is surrounded by roses against a landscape including a ruined castle and palm tree; below is a framed vignette of the same lady and a man in Eastern attire upon a terrace. Clear dark impression; some light creasing to surround.

Vve Turgis, was the widow of Jean-Baptiste Turgis, who founded the publishing house in 1820;
she continued his firm after his death in 1825. Famous as publishers and printers of Religious Images, they also published a series of lithographs of the American revolution in the 1840s
The firm passed to her son Louis Turgis in1855 and then his sons in 1887.
380 by 275mm (15 by 10¾ inches).   ref: 2573  €150

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