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
- Louis-Marin Bonnet
- Crayon-manner engraving in black and white on blue laid paper
- 357 × 232 mm
- Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods Fund