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The Promenade on the Boulevard

A work made of black chalk, with brush and black, brown and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with brush and black, brown and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1760

Artist:

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin
French, 1724-1780

About this artwork

Gabriel de Saint-Aubin is prized today for his evocation of 18th-century Parisian society. This glimpse of personnages de qualité (as the work was once titled) relates to one of the very few paintings known by him and captures fashionable life around 1760. The black chalk underdrawing includes ruled lines mapping the perspective of the boulevard, reflecting the artist’s role as a professor in an architecture academy.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Title

The Promenade on the Boulevard

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1755–1765

Medium

Black chalk, with brush and black, brown and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

15.1 × 22.9 cm (6 × 9 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2009.139

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