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The Tapestry Worker

A work made of color mezzotint from four plates, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of color mezzotint from four plates, on cream laid paper.




Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty (French, 1710-1781)
after Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French, 1699-1779)

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Jacques Fabien Gatitier-D’ Agoty adapted the three-plate color printing process invented around 1715 by adding a fourth plate inked in black or bistre to render tonal values more easily. Gautier made only ten reproductions of others’ works. In January 1743, he offered two color prints of The Tapestry Worker and The Young Draftsman after two paintings by Chardin shown in the Salon of 1738 (now in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm).


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Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty


The Tapestry Worker


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1743


Color mezzotint from four plates, on cream laid paper


22 × 16 cm (8 11/16 × 6 5/16 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods Endowment

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