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Etching and aquatint - Calmouk
  • Calmouk
    Le Prince, Jean-Baptiste, born 1734 - died 1781
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  • Object:

    Etching and aquatint

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1771 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Prince, Jean-Baptiste, born 1734 - died 1781 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and aquatint

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 53

Physical description

Etching and aquatint depicting a Kalmuk man from western Mongolia, holding a set of bow and arrows and a spear. Signed and dated 'Le Prince 1771', and lettered with title.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)


1771 (made)


Le Prince, Jean-Baptiste, born 1734 - died 1781 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and aquatint

Marks and inscriptions

Le Prince 1771
Signed and dated


Height: 24.2 cm, Width: 18.2 cm

Descriptive line

Etching and aquatint by Jean Baptiste Le Prince entitled 'Calmouk'. French School, 1771.




Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Bow; Arrows; Portrait; Spears


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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