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Récréation des moissonneurs

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Récréation des moissonneurs
  • Description

    The Leisure of the Harvesters; peasants dancing and drinking outside a tavern at right, a horse-cart at left, cattle in left background; with coat of arms in lower margin; after Theobald Michau

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1775
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 231 millimetres
    • Width: 266 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in lower margin with title and production details: "Peint par T. Michau." and "Gravé par Le Bas" and "Dédié à Monsieur Le Marquis Deslacs Darcambal / Brigadier des Armées du Roy, Colonel en chef de la Légion Corse, / Commandant pour le Roy dans les provinces de Rouergue et du Quercy / Par son très humble et très / Obéissant Serviteur J.P. Le Bas" and "A Paris chés Le Bas Graveur Pensionnaire du Roi / rue de la Harpe."
  • Curator's comments

    A pair to 'les moissonneurs', see 1895,1015.156.

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 245 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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