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The Great Barrel-Makers

A work made of etching, roulette and drypoint on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching, roulette and drypoint on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1790

Artist:

Jean Jacques de Boissieu
French, 1736-1810

About this artwork

By placing the figures of the barrel-makers in a vault-like space reminiscent of religious architecture, de Boisseau emphasizes the rustic simplicity of everyday life while adding an air of elevated dignity.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Jacques de Boissieu

Title

The Great Barrel-Makers

Origin

France

Date

Made 1790

Medium

Etching, roulette and drypoint on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

260 × 397 mm (plate); 284 × 414 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1992.751

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