French School, (19th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. Les freres Cointet; 'Lost Illusions' by Balzac (1799-1850); part of La Comedie Humaine; written between 1837 and 1843; business rivals of David Sechard at Angouleme who has to sell them the secret of his invention; E.L., artist Emile Lassalle (1813-71) ?; B.N.Z. 7765; Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.