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    Watteau, Jean-Antoine, born 1684 - died 1721
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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (Printed and published)

  • Date:

    second half eighteenth century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watteau, Jean-Antoine, born 1684 - died 1721 (artist)
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (Printmaker)
    Böck, Johann Gottfried, born 1748 - died 1808 (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, etching, colour printing

  • Museum number:

    E.745-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB, shelf 2H, box 33

Physical description

Etching on paper

Place of Origin

Germany (Printed and published)

Date

second half eighteenth century (made)

Artist/maker

Watteau, Jean-Antoine, born 1684 - died 1721 (artist)
Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (Printmaker)
Böck, Johann Gottfried, born 1748 - died 1808 (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Paper, etching, colour printing

Dimensions

Height: 26.3 cm, Width: 19.2 cm

Object history note

This design for a musical trophy, composed of 'rustic' instruments, such as bagpipes, is an eighteenth-century German reduced, reverse copy of a plate from an earlier French ornament suite, 'Livre nouveau de différents Trophées inventez par A. Watteau et gravé par Huquier', which was designed by Watteau and etched and published by Huquier in Paris in 1735.

The German printmaker has also added a colour printed border and swag in yellow, to frame the original composition.

Descriptive line

I. G. Boeck [Johann Gottfried Böck, 1748-1808] after Jean-Antoine Watteau and Gabriel Huquier, musical trophy, second half eighteenth century, etching; with colour border printed with two plates. Printed and published in Germany, probably Augsburg.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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