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Print, Fire Screen: The Sense of Taste, ca. 1750

This is a Print. It was after François Boucher. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1921. Its medium is etching, printed from two plates, hand colored with brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

79 x 55.2 cm (31 1/8 x 21 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: rosary (?)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on outer plate, lower center: a Paris chez Charpentier rue S. Jacques au Cocq avec Priv. du Roy.; on inner plate, lower left: C. P. Maj.; lower right: Mart Engelbrecht ex A. V.

Cite this object as

Print, Fire Screen: The Sense of Taste, ca. 1750; After François Boucher (French, 1703–1770); etching, printed from two plates, hand colored with brush and watercolor on paper; 79 x 55.2 cm (31 1/8 x 21 3/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1921-22-280

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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