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Gentil-homme jouant de la violle

  • Object:

    Engraving

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1688 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonnart, Henri II (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving on laid paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.21421-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case O, shelf 3, box B

Physical description

A man in fashionable dress playing the viol, seated on a stool on a tiled floor against a plain background. The image within a border underneath which are the title two couplets of verse.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1688 (made)

Artist/maker

Bonnart, Henri II (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Ce galant veut charmer avec son instrument / Les tourments que luy cause une fiere maitresse / Mais quoy que dans ses airs eclate la tendresse / Elle n'egale pas ce que son coeur ressent.'

Lettered with 4 lines of verse

'Chez HBonnart vis avis les Mathurines au Coq avec priuil'

'Gentil-homme jouant de la violle.'
Lettered (title), centred

Dimensions

Height: 260 mm trimmed, Width: 1800 mm trimmed

Object history note

'Given by the House of Worth' (Accessions Register)

Descriptive line

Gentil-homme jouant de la violle; engraving by Henri Bonnart; French, 1688

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Figures de règne de Louis XIV Vol 3, fol. 128
Vol. 3, fol. 128
Figures de règne de Louis XIV.

Materials

Laid paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Violist; Clothing; Viol; Stool

Categories

Prints; Musical instruments; Fashion plates; Entertainment & Leisure; Hair and hairstyles; Men's clothes; Fashion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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