Bather

A work made of crayon-manner engraving in black and white on blue laid paper.
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  • A work made of crayon-manner engraving in black and white on blue laid paper.

Date:

1768

Artist:

Louis-Marin Bonnet (French, 1736-1793)
after François Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

About this artwork

In this print, Louis-Marin Bonnet used chalk-manner engraving to reproduce the soft contours of a nude by François Boucher. An 18th-century invention, chalk- or crayon-manner engravings were made with roulette wheels that rolled dotted patterns onto copper plates and mimicked the line of chalk or pastel. Here Bonnet printed two separate chalk-manner plates in black and white inks on blue paper to give the impression of a carefully worked drawing.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Louis-Marin Bonnet

Title

Bather

Origin

France

Date

1768

Medium

Crayon-manner engraving in black and white on blue laid paper

Dimensions

357 × 232 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods Fund

Reference Number

1985.955

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