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The First Whisper of Love

A work made of watercolor on ivory wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of watercolor on ivory wove paper.

Date:

c. 1889

Artist:

John Douglas Miller (English, 1860-1903)
after William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)

About this artwork

John Douglas Miller was a skilled mezzotint engraver who reproduced Renaissance-era and contemporary works with a painterly touch. This rare, pristine intermediary model drawing was made by Miller after William Bouguereau’s small-scale studio version of his painting The First Whisper of Love. Artists and printmakers relied heavily on these drawings during the process of designing prints and often destroyed them afterward.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Douglas Miller

Title

The First Whisper of Love

Origin

England

Date

1884–1894

Medium

Watercolor on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

572 × 399 mm

Credit Line

Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Endowment Fund, William H. Tuthill Endowment Fund, Print and Drawing Fund

Reference Number

2012.556

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