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L'observateur distrait

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0906.183

  • Title (object)

    • L'observateur distrait
  • Description

    The distracted observer; a curly-haired boy making soap bubbles, standing behind a table upon which are an embroidered drapery and some metal vases; in trompe l'oeil stone border; after Frans van Mieris the Elder; finished state, with additional shading on the border; with small sketch etched in lower margin; before coat of arms, before letter. 1766 Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1766
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 288 millimetres
    • Width: 224 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on plate, in reverse, top margin: 'Will'.
  • Curator's comments

    This is an undescribed state, for comment see 1868,0808.3189.

  • Bibliography

    • Le Blanc 1847 65 (undescribed state) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 65 (after Mieris) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0906.183

A curly-haired boy making soap bubbles; he stands behind a table upon which are an embroidered drapery and some metal vases; in trompe l'oeil stone border; finished state, with additional shading on the border; with small sketch etched in lower margin; before coat of arms, before letter.  1766 Etching and engraving

Recto

A curly-haired boy making soap bubbles; he stands behind a table upon which are an embroidered drapery and some metal vases; in trompe l'oeil stone border; finished state, with additional shading on the border; with small sketch etched in lower margin; before coat of arms, before letter. 1766 Etching and engraving

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