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La Comtesse Descarbagnas

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  • Title (object)

    • La Comtesse Descarbagnas
  • Description

    Interior with at left, a woman standing with her hands in front of her and addressing another, who gestures as if waving the woman at left away from her; beyond, at centre, a young man leans with his elbows on two chairs; on the right a woman approaches, carrying a glass; at top left, curtains hang down, suspended by a string that stretches all the way to top right; beyond, at centre, double doors, with a framed picture hung above; illustration to 'La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas', in 'Oeuvres de Molière' (Paris: Prault, 1734), volume VI page 337
    Etching and engraving


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1734
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 231 millimetres
    • Width: 170 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with producers' names: 'Inv. et dessiné par F. Boucher.' at bottom left and 'Gravé par Lau: Cars.' at bottom right'; below, at centre, in capital letters: 'LA COMTESSE DESCARBAGNAS.'
  • Curator's comments

    The plate is extracted from Vol. VI of 'Oeuvres de Molière' (Paris, 1734), p. 337, and held in a bound album belonging to H. S. Ashbee; for comment on the series, see 1914,0228.2962.

  • Bibliography

    • Jean-Richard 1978 450 bibliographic details
    • IFF 73 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (161.b.15)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: La comtesse d'Escarbagnas
    • Associated Title: Oeuvres de Molière
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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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