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Still Life with a Copper Pot and Ladle

A work made of black and red chalk with traces of incising on tan laid paper, laid down on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of black and red chalk with traces of incising on tan laid paper, laid down on tan wove paper.

Date:

October 10, 1879

Artist:

François Bonvin
French, 1817-1887

About this artwork

Poor and largely self-taught, François Bonvin saved money for his art studies by working as a clerk in the Paris police department. He became friends with the painter Gustave Courbet and art critic Jules Champfleury and was influenced by the naturalism of earlier masters, such as Jan Vermeer and Jean-Baptiste Chardin. Bonvin came to be regarded as one of the founders of the French Realist movement. In 1879 ill health forced the artist to concentrate on small-scale still lifes, such as this intimate chalk study of humble kitchen implements.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

François Bonvin

Title

Still Life with a Copper Pot and Ladle

Origin

France

Date

1879

Medium

Black and red chalk with traces of incising on tan laid paper, laid down on tan wove paper

Dimensions

148 × 202 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Celia and David Hilliard

Reference Number

2008.624

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