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The Village Festival

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

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.




Jean Jacques de Boissieu
French, 1736-1810

About this artwork

De Boissieu’ s familiarity with Flemish and Dutch genre scenes is evident in this etching. In particular, the peasants are-shown with a simplicity characteristic of his admiration for the details of their daily life.


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Prints and Drawings


Jean Jacques de Boissieu


The Village Festival


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1773


Etching on ivory laid paper


Plate: 26 × 35 cm (10 1/4 × 13 13/16 in.); Sheet: 32 × 48.3 cm (12 5/8 × 19 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

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