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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.

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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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