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Engraving - L'Auveugle trompé
  • L'Auveugle trompé
    Cars, Laurent, born 1699 - died 1771
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L'Auveugle trompé

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cars, Laurent, born 1699 - died 1771 (engraver)
    Greuze, Jean-Baptiste, born 1725 - died 1805 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Westminster City Council

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case F, shelf 6

Physical description

Print depicting an elderly blind man seated in a chair and a young man and woman crouching to the right. The blind man is holding the hand of the young woman. At the bottom of the sheet is the heraldic achievement of La Live de Jully.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)


mid 18th century (printed)


Cars, Laurent, born 1699 - died 1771 (engraver)
Greuze, Jean-Baptiste, born 1725 - died 1805 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Peint part Greuse. Gravé par Laurent Cars. Ce tableau est tire de la Collection des Peintures et Sculptures François faite par Mr De la Live a Paris chez l'Auteur ruë St. Jacques vis a vis le College du Plessis. A.P.D.R.'
Lettered with dedication to La Live de Jully and


Height: 49.2 cm, Width: 36.8 cm

Object history note

The oil painting from which this engraving is taken is listed by C. Mauclair as No.120 in his catalogues of the works of J.-B. Greuze, Paris, 1907.

Descriptive line

L'Auveugle trompé. Engraving by Laurent Cars after Jean-Baptiste Greuze, mid-18th century.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Woman; Elderly; Man


Disability; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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