The Upper Part of a Door

A work made of etching and drypoint on off-white laid paper, laid down on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching and drypoint on off-white laid paper, laid down on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1852

Artist:

Felix Bracquemond
French, 1833–1914

About this artwork

At the age of nineteen, Felix Braquemond executed this print, one of the best-known works of his career. On an old barn door are nailed a crow and an owl flanking a bat; beneath them is a spar­row hawk. The small message tacked to the door beneath the birds warns against the dangers of man’s predatory nature.

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Artist

Félix Henri Bracquemond

Title

The Upper Part of a Door

Origin

France

Date

1852

Medium

Etching and drypoint on off-white laid paper, laid down on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

305 × 400 mm (plate); 285 × 387 mm (primary support); 465 × 360 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Estate of Robert Forsyth

Reference Number

1927.1728

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