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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.




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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Jean Jacques de Boissieu


The Old Tower at the Edge of a River


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1763


Etching on paper


Image: 13.9 × 19.8 cm (5 1/2 × 7 13/16 in.); Sheet: 14.5 × 20.2 cm (5 3/4 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Unrestricted gift from Mrs. W. P. Pinney

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