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Bound Print, Plate 11, Le Maître Peintre (The Master Painter), Singeries ou différentes actions de la vie humaine représentées par des singes (Monkey Tricks or Different Actions of Human Life Represented by Monkeys), ca. 1743

This is a bound print. It was designed by Christophe Huet and published by Charpentier and etched by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Guelard. It is dated ca. 1743 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.









In this print, a monkey in fine clothing expertly wields his palette of paints and a number of paintbrushes. He gazes directly at the viewer, conveying confidence in his artistic abilities. Behind him, another monkey molds clay on a board set upon a barrel.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

26.4 × 31.8 cm (10 3/8 × 12 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Printed in plate, lower left: C. Huët del.; lower right: J. Guélard Sculp. et ex. C.P.R.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower center: LE ME. PEINTRE.; upper left: L.; upper right: 11.

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Plate 11, Le Maître Peintre (The Master Painter), Singeries ou différentes actions de la vie humaine représentées par des singes (Monkey Tricks or Different Actions of Human Life Represented by Monkeys), ca. 1743; Designed by Christophe Huet (French, 1700–1759); France; etching on laid paper; 26.4 × 31.8 cm (10 3/8 × 12 1/2 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-319-13

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.

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