Gentil-homme jouant de la violle

Engraving
1688 (made)
Gentil-homme jouant de la violle thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching and engraving on laid paper
Brief Description
Gentil-homme jouant de la violle; engraving by Henri Bonnart; French, 1688
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 260mm (trimmed)
  • Width: 1800mm (trimmed)
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)
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
'Given by the House of Worth' (Accessions Register)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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. 128Figures de règne de Louis XIV Vol 3, fol. 128
Collection
Accession Number
E.21421-1957

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