Le Négociant Ambulant (The Itinerant Merchant)

François-Robert Ingouf, French, 1747 - 1812
after Sigmund Freudeberg, Swiss, 1745 - 1801


1777 (after 1770 design)

Etching and engraving on paper

Image: 9 1/16 × 19 1/8 in. (23 × 48.5 cm)

Sheet: 11 1/2 × 12 3/4 in. (29.2 × 32.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund



Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in plate, lower right margin: Ingouf Junior Sculp 1777; titled, in plate, lower center margin: LE NEGOCIANT AMBULANT; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Freudeberg Inv. et del 1770.; inscribed, in plate lower left: Dedie a Monsieur Rolland de Villarceaux / Receveur General des finances de la Generalite de Riom; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: A Paris ches Buldet rue de Gesvres .; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Par son tres humble et tre obeissans Serviteur Buldes.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: [coat of arms with two dogs flanking a crowned shield]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: [illegible script]

Course History

HIST 47, The French Revolution, Darrin McMahon, Spring 2019

History 47.02, The French Revolution, Darrin McMahon, Spring 2023


A Private Collection of Prints, Oil Paintings, Watercolours, and Drawings, lot 430, Bloomsbury Auctions, London, Thursday, April 19, 2007; sold to present collection, 2007.

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