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Four Elements / L'Air

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2004,1031.4

  • Title (object)

    • L'Air

    Title (series)

    • Four Elements
  • Description

    Plate 1: Air, a Chinese woman holding bird next to an open cage. c.1739/48
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1738-1749
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 330 millimetres
    • Width: 260 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).

  • Bibliography

    • Jean-Richard 1978 230 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

    2004,1031.4

Plate 1: Air, a Chinese woman holding bird next to an open cage.  c.1739/48  Etching

Plate 1: Air, a Chinese woman holding bird next to an open cage. c.1739/48 Etching

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