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Le Four a Chaux (The lime-kiln)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1917,1208.1194

  • Title (object)

    • Le Four a Chaux (The lime-kiln)
  • Description

    Figures taking drinks beside a thatched hut structure in the centre, while another watches the lime kiln burning behind at left, emitting smoke, a cart pulled by ox is driven by a man down a path beyond at right. 1776-1777
    Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1776-1777 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 450 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, "D'apres le Tableau original de même grandeur pent par P. J. Loutherbourg, a Gravé par N. De Launay, Tiré du Cabinet de Monseiur L. Fr. Prauli", production detail: "Peint par P. J. Loutherbourg Peintre du Roi", "Gravé par N. de Launay" and publication line: "A Paris chez L'Auteur rue de la Bucherie/la porte cochère après la rue des Rats"
  • Curator's comments

    The engraving was advertised in the 'Mecure' August 1776 and exhibited at the Salon in 1777 (IFF)

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 149 (unlettered state described) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1917

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1917,1208.1194

Figures taking drinks beside a thatched hut structure in the centre, while another watches the lime kiln burning behind at left, emitting smoke, a cart pulled by ox is driven by a man down a path beyond at right.  1776-1777  Etching and engraving

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Figures taking drinks beside a thatched hut structure in the centre, while another watches the lime kiln burning behind at left, emitting smoke, a cart pulled by ox is driven by a man down a path beyond at right. 1776-1777 Etching and engraving

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