Woman holding a child by the hand
The Chalcography of the Louvre owns a large part of the engraved work of Auguste Péquégnot (1819-1878) thanks to the legacy made by his wife Louise-Clémentine Houssard at the beginning of the last century. Some 1000 plates were added to this national collection.
He engraved this series of Figures of Women after the Masters, and gathered them together in a collection of sixteen prints introduced by a frontispiece of his imagination. He chose to be inspired by the works of François Boucher essentially.
These women are staged with some decorative elements: a vase, a drapery, a dove, but the engraver wanted to make an observation of the postures, attitudes that highlight femininity and its mysteries. Petegnot, who, wishing to suggest a drawing, used the technique of soft varnish to reproduce on copper the graphic effects of pencil on paper. These prints are usually printed with a reddish-brown sepia ink to approximate the visual warmth of the sanguine drawing.
- Delivery :
- Order shipped directly from the Art Workshops within 3 weeks
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
- Dimensions :
- 25 x 33 cm
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- Author :
- François Boucher (1703-1770)