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Old Man with a Boy Reading

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.




Jean Jacques de Boissieu
French, 1736-1810

About this artwork

Jean Jacques de Boissieu was a self-taught artist in Lyon who visited Italy in 1765-66. He produced his most intense prints in the years 1758-64, 1770-82, and after 1789.


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Jean Jacques de Boissieu


Old Man with a Boy Reading


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1770


Etching on paper


Image: 18 × 12 cm (7 1/8 × 4 3/4 in.); Plate: 18.6 × 12.6 cm (7 3/8 × 5 in.); Sheet: 21.3 × 14.8 cm (8 7/16 × 5 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Churchill in memory of William McCallin McKee

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