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Portrait of Abraham Bosse

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

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.




Anton Graff
German, born Switzerland, 1736-1813

About this artwork

Abraham Bosse was an important engraver in seventeenth-century France. Although Graff was known above all for his portraits, this image must have had special significance for him, since he was, like Bosse, a prolific printmaker.


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Anton Graff


Portrait of Abraham Bosse


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1756–1813


Engraving on ivory laid paper


18.7 × 11.7 cm (7 3/8 × 4 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

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