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- Object: First Whispers of Love
A young woman in classical dress sitting barefoot on a garden wall, hands loosely clasped in her lap, right elbow resting on an urn beside her, looking dreamily ahead while an infant cupid hovers by her head, whispering into her ear; mediterranean landscape behind; after Bouguereau; artists' proof. 1895
Mezzotint with etching on chine collé
- Production date
Height: 686 millimetres
Width: 425 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Declared to the Printsellers' Association.
The Lennox-Boyd database records also a state with the inscription moved to below the image, and the addition of the title in italics, and the artists names: 'Painted by W. Bougeurau // Engraved by John D. Miller'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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