Port St. Bernard

A work made of color aquatint with etching and engraving in black ink on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of color aquatint with etching and engraving in black ink on cream laid paper.

Date:

1783

Artist:

Charles-Melchior Descourtis (French, 1753-1820)
after Pierre Antoine de Machy (French, 1723-1807)

About this artwork

Gouache views of Paris were very popular in the 1780s, and color prints emulating them became highly marketable. This rare proof is one of the most expensive of such views offered at the height of the market, in 1784.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Charles Melchior Descourtis

Title

Port St. Bernard

Origin

France

Date

1783

Medium

Color aquatint with etching and engraving in black ink on cream laid paper

Dimensions

405 x 619 mm (image/plate); 486 x 654 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Given in memory of William McCallin McKee

Reference Number

1929.217

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