|Title||Etudes prises dans le bas Peuple où les Cris de Paris premiere (-Cinquieme) Suitte|
|Imprint||Se Vendent à Paris: chez Fessard, rue St. Denis au Grand St. Louis chez un Miroitier pres le Sep:, 1737 (-1746). Avec priv. du Roi.|
|Physical Description||12, 12, 12, 12,  pl. (the first plate in each group serving as the title-plate for that suite); 334 mm.|
|Summary Note||The five parts were published in 1737, 1737, 1738, 1742 and 1746.|
There is no letter-press text.
Each plate (including the title plates) is captioned, and shows one of the street criers of Paris.
|Responsibility Note||All plates are signed as designed by Bouchardon, except plate  of the fifth suite, which is not signed by a draughtsman; eleven are signed as both designed and drawn by him (Suites 3:6; 4:1-4, 7-12). All plates are signed as etched by 'C' or 'C.S.' ('C.S.' or 'C. Sculp.'), except the title-plates of suites 3-5, which are signed respectively as 'Gravé a l'Eau forte par C. et retouché par Et. Fessard', 'Gravé a l'eau forte par C. Et terminé au burin par Et. Fessard' and 'Gravé à l'eau-forte par C.S. et terminé au burin par Et. Fessard'.|
Each plate carries at the foot the publisher's imprint, 'A Paris Chés Joullain', except the title plate of the fifth suite, in which the imprint of Joullain is engraved instead of that of Fessard within the plate itself.
|Subject||Street vendors - Cries - Peddlers and peddling - Occupations - Costume - Dress - France - Paris - History - 18th century|
Drawings - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century
|References||D. Millar, Street criers and itinerant tradesmen in European prints (1970); K. T. Parker, 'Bouchardon's Cries of Paris' in Old Master Drgs, v/19 (1930), p.45-8.|
|Copy Note||In this set the title-plate of the third suite has been bound in immediately after that of the second suite.|
|Binding Note||19th-century red morocco; gilt-tooled upper and lower covers; gilt decoration on spine; spine lettered 'Cris de Paris' and 'R.A. 1737-8'.|
|Provenance||Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.|
|Variant Title||Cris de Paris|
|Contributors|| Bouchardon, Edmé, 1698 - 1762, artist/designer, draughtsman|
Joullain, François, 1697 - 1778, publisher
Fessard, Etienne, 1714 - 1777, engraver, publisher
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