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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2005,0429.31

  • Description

    A pantin, with the separate parts of body, head, arms and legs designed to be cut out and assembled to form a puppet. c.1750
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1740-1760
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 323 millimetres
    • Width: 241 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    One of a number of similar sheets offered by the same dealer, all from the same source. They are obviously French of the XVIIIc, but there is no clue as to the artist or the publisher.
    Another impression of this same print, also without lettering but hand-coloured, is illustrated in 'Geist und Galanterie', Bonn (Kunst und Ausstellungshalle) 2002, p.253, where it is described as French c.1750/60.
    Such 'pantins' were very fashionable among adults as well as children in France in the late 1740s, when artists including Boucher, Natoire and Cochin fils were employed in their design. See W.McAllister Johnson in 'Nouvelles de l'Estampe' 153 1997, pp.29-32, who publishes a long extract from the journal of E.J.F.Barbier of January 1747 on this fashion (published by the Société de l'histoire de France in 1851, III pp.1-3).

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  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2005

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2005,0429.31

The separate parts of body, head, arms and legs designed to be cut out and assembled to form a puppet.  later XVIIIc  Etching

The separate parts of body, head, arms and legs designed to be cut out and assembled to form a puppet. later XVIIIc Etching

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