The Monkey Antiquarian

A work made of etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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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

The image of the antiquarian was perhaps somewhat less popular than that of the monkey painter, but these two prints were frequently reproduced. The caption here translates: In the obscure maze of ancient monuments Why, learned man, do you put yourself to so much trouble? For truly philosophical eyes, our century Provides enough to keep one busy.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Louis de Surugue

Title

The Monkey Antiquarian

Origin

France

Date

1743

Medium

Etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

276 × 228 mm (image); 313 × 245 mm (plate); 318 × 250 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Charles Greene Fund

Reference Number

1958.552

Extended information about this artwork

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