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The Tapestry Worker

A work made of color mezzotint from four plates, on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

1743

Artist:

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

About this artwork

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).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty

Title

The Tapestry Worker

Date

Made 1743

Medium

Color mezzotint from four plates, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

220 × 160 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods Endowment

Reference Number

1993.264

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