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L'Auveugle trompé

Engraving
mid 18th century (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving
Brief Description
L'Auveugle trompé. Engraving by Laurent Cars after Jean-Baptiste Greuze, mid-18th century.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 49.2cm
  • Width: 36.8cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.
Style
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)
Credit line
Given by Westminster City Council
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1743-1952

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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