Study of a Triton

A work made of black chalk, with stumping with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk and traces of graphite, on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with stumping with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk and traces of graphite, on tan laid paper.

Date:

1748/53

Artist:

François Boucher
French, 1703-1770

About this artwork

Boucher's drawings of the human anatomy reveal his thorough academic training. This vigorous drawing is a study for the triton in the painting Sunrise (1753) in the Wallace Collection, London, which was commissioned as a tapestry design in 1748.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

François Boucher

Title

Study of a Triton

Origin

France

Date

1748–1753

Medium

Black chalk, with stumping with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk and traces of graphite, on tan laid paper

Dimensions

221 × 270 mm

Credit Line

Helen Regenstein Collection

Reference Number

1965.240R

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