Bal Paré (The Jewel Ball)

A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1774

Artist:

Antoine-Jean Duclos (French, 1742-1795)
after Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736-1807)

About this artwork

Augustin de Saint-Aubin was immensely successful as a designer and printmaker. He etched over 500 profile portraits and countless vignettes for book illustrations. Antoine-Jean Duclos, who specialized in illustration, was one of his best pupils. Duclos is known for two large engravings-The Concert and al Parethat he made in 1774 after drawings shown by Augustin in the Salon of 1773. In this print, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt noted Augustin had "the unique fortune of having fixed the physiognomy of France in its most delicious moment.”

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Artist

Antoine-Jean Duclos

Title

Bal Paré (The Jewel Ball)

Origin

France

Date

1774

Medium

Etching and engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

295 × 418 mm (image); 365 × 480 (plate); 384 × 501 (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Kaye and Howard Haas

Reference Number

1985.396

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