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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- Prints and Drawings
- Jean Jacques de Boissieu
- A Peasant Seated in a Shed
- 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
- 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"
- 270 × 376 mm
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection