Collection compiled by an amateur of the time, comprising 50 copper-engraved plates after Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron (1648-1711), a painter admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1672 - one of the few women academicians at the end of the 17th century.
The plates represent mainly portraits after antique medals and engraved stones, a subject in which the artist excelled: She drew a lot after the antique, and especially after engraved stones; a talent that few people have possessed like her (Dezallier d'Argenville, Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres, t. IV, 1762, p. 239)
Several engravings are signed Ursule and Jeanne de la Croix, who were nieces of Mme Chéron.
2 plates at the end have been cut to square and mounted. Small wetness on the edge of the first three plates. Upper hinge formerly restored.