Le Sculpteur dans son atelier (The Sculptor in his Studio)

Abraham Bosse, French, 1602 - 1676


about 1642

Etching on laid paper

Sheet: 10 1/8 × 12 5/8 in. (25.7 × 32 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund, the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund, and the Stephen and Constance Spahn "63 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


On view


Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Voicy la representation d'un Sculpteur dans son Attelier / Les choses dont il forme ses ouurages sont diuerses, de diferente nature, et il y procede en diferentes facons, les dures Com[m]e la pierre et le bois il les faconne en ostant de la matiere auec le cizeau le maillet et au[tr]es outilz, et les molles Comme la Cire et largile, il les faconne en mettant de la matiere avec le poulce et lesbauchoir, fouuent il se fait un modelle de sa penseé com[m]e il en tient a la main et quapres il Coppie en une au[tr]e grandeur / fait aleau forte par ABosse [AB in ligature], a Paris en Lisle du palais, Ian 1642, auec Priuilege

Course History

ARTH 27.02, Living Stone: Sculpture in Early Modern Italy, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2022

Exhibition History

Living with Sculpture: Presence and Power in Europe, 1400–1750, Citrin Family Gallery and Engles Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 23, 2024–March 22, 2025.


Carolyn Bullard Fine Prints and Drawings, Dallas, Texas; sold to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Blum 204; Duplessis 160.1386; Lothe 264.253

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