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Man with a Cane, seen from behind, from The Garden of French Nobility

A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

1629

Artist:

Abraham Bosse
French, 1602-1676

About this artwork

Abraham Bosse’s understanding of Parisian high society and culture informs The Garden of French Nobility, a set of 18 plates from the first of his important print series. Working from drawings by fellow artist Jean de Saint-Igny, Bosse depicted an officer from the king’s court in contemporary fashion. Seventeenth-century French society saw a burgeoning of the bourgeoisie, along with attitudes and dress that attested to their success. Bosse’s anonymous officer stands poised and dignified, showing off his regalia against a diminutive background. His billowing cloak, lace trim, and graceful plumed hat indicate his rank.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Abraham Bosse

Title

Man with a Cane, seen from behind, from The Garden of French Nobility

Date

Made 1629

Medium

Etching and engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

142 × 97 mm

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2024

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