The Monkey Painter

A work made of etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1743

Artist:

Pierre-Louis de Surugue (French, 1716-1772)
after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (French, 1699-1779)

About this artwork

Pierre-Louis Surugue seems to have made this print after the popular paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin that were exhibited at the 1740 Salon (now in the Musee des Beaux-Arts,Chartres). The caption of the print says: The Monkey, exact imitator or parodist, Is a very common animal, And some men on this earth paint the one Who serves as a model to the other.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Louis de Surugue

Title

The Monkey Painter

Origin

France

Date

1743

Medium

Etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

277 × 228 mm (image); 313 × 247 mm (plate); 320 × 252 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Charles Greene Fund

Reference Number

1958.551

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