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Four Elements / Le Feu

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2004,1031.7

  • Title (object)

    • Le Feu

    Title (series)

    • Four Elements
  • Description

    Plate 4: Fire, a Chinese man by a stove with a boiling kettle, pouring a cup of tea for another man. c.1738/49
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1738-1749
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 332 millimetres
    • Width: 263 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With title along the top, and below 'F Boucher in' and 'a Paris chez Huquier rue St Jacques CPR' and 'P.Aveline sculp'
  • Curator's comments

    The published state of a rare set (not in IFF), acquired complete in final states, together with three etched states, from an album formed by Huquier (see 2004,1031.2). For the proof state of this plate, see 2004,1031.10.

  • Bibliography

    • Jean-Richard 1978 234 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Acquisition notes

    From Christopher Mendez, catalogue 86, no.4.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2004,1031.7

Plate 4: Fire, a Chinese man by a stove with a boiling kettle, pouring a cup of tea for another man.  c.1738/49  Etching

Plate 4: Fire, a Chinese man by a stove with a boiling kettle, pouring a cup of tea for another man. c.1738/49 Etching

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