Directly from Paris, 18th c. French etching 1768 after François Boucher’s Nu au drape



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SoldGreyA finest-quality 18th c. French etching, after François Boucher’s Nu au drape, by Louis-Marin Bonnet. Without its giltwood frame it measures 15 3/8″ by 10.” This crayon-manner etching is beautifully done in black and white on blue laid paper. Bonnet, like Demarteau, was considered among the most accomplished masters of two-color graphic reproduction techniques in 18th century France. In fact, Bonnet is also attributed with introducing a third color to the technique of chalk-manner etchings. His prints have also exhibited in museums worldwide.

To read more about Bonnet and Demarteau, and view a fine selection of their full-color reproduced prints we highly recommend the scholarly text Colorful Impressions, The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. It is written by Margaret Morgan Grasselli and published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

This beautiful etching is also in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.


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