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A Peasant Seated in a Shed

A work made of pen and black ink with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper, pieced at bottom and laid down on tan wove paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper, pieced at bottom and laid down on tan wove paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1800/09

Artist:

Jean Jacques de Boissieu
French, 1736-1810

About this artwork

Of provincial origins and largely self-taught, Jean- Jacques de Boissieu remained in his native Lyon for most of his career. However, a trip to Italy in 1765–66 left a lasting impression on him: he was especially struck by the intense quality of Italian light, which he applied to northern landscapes. Another source of inspiration for Boissieu was Dutch 17th-century art, evident in the some 700 drawings and numerous etchings that constitute his principal oeuvre.

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Artist

Jean Jacques de Boissieu

Title

A Peasant Seated in a Shed

Origin

France

Date

1800–1809

Medium

Pen and black ink with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper, pieced at bottom and laid down on tan wove paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "DB"; upper right, in graphite: "J.J.DB. 180…"; inscribed verso, upper left on mount, in graphite: "Boissieu Jean-Jacques de/1736/1810"; sticker, lower right on mount: "10 JAN 96/Sale 8344/Lot 248"

Dimensions

270 × 376 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.898

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