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The Old Tower at the Edge of a River

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

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1763

Artist:

Jean Jacques de Boissieu
French, 1736-1810

About this artwork

Although Jean Jacques de Boissieu’s paintings were considered rather laborious, the roughly 140 etchings were widely admired, especially his views of Lyon and the surrounding countryside . The freshness of de Boissieu’s approach and his skillful rendering of light lend an immediacy and authenticity to these works.

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Artist

Jean Jacques de Boissieu

Title

The Old Tower at the Edge of a River

Origin

France

Date

Made 1763

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

139 × 198 mm (image); 145 × 202 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Unrestricted gift from Mrs. W. P. Pinney

Reference Number

1961.385

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