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Le petit physicien

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.1121

  • Title (object)

    • Le petit physicien
  • Description

    The little physicist; a curly-haired boy wearing a hat adorned with a feather, and making soap bubbles; in trompe l'oeil stone border; finished state with coat of arms in lower margin, but before letter; after Gaspar Netscher. 1761 Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1761
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 248 millimetres
    • Width: 182 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on plate, in reverse: 'Will' (top margin); annotated in brown ink with inscription reproducing the one engraved in the lower margin in the lettered state; the ink has faded away.
  • Curator's comments

    This is first state, for an impression of an earlier undescribed state see also 1842,0806.300. For a lettered state see 1845,0906.184.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 66 (after Netscher) bibliographic details
    • Le Blanc 1847 66.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.1121

A curly-haired boy, half-length, wearing hat adorned with feather, and making soap bubbles; in trompe l'oeil stone border; finished state, with coat of arms in lower margin; before letter.  1761 Etching and engraving

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A curly-haired boy, half-length, wearing hat adorned with feather, and making soap bubbles; in trompe l'oeil stone border; finished state, with coat of arms in lower margin; before letter. 1761 Etching and engraving

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