La Sculpture (Sculpture), plate 169 from Jean de Jullienne‘s L‘OŒuvre d‘Antoine Watteau (The Works of Antoine Watteau) also known as the Recueil Jullienne

Louis Desplaces, French, 1682 - 1739, after Jean-Antoine Watteau, French, 1684 - 1721

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about 1726-1731

Etching and engraving on paper

Plate: 9 7/16 × 6 3/8 in. (24 × 16.2 cm)

Sheet: 11 9/16 × 8 1/16 in. (29.4 × 20.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940

PR.2004.8.2

Publisher

Gaspard Duchange, Paris

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Watteau Pinxit; inscribed, in plate, lower center: LA SCULPTURE. / Ce Singe Industrieux qui Travaille en Sculpture / Peut de l'Art qu'il exerce estre dit l'inventeur: / On ne peut estre bon Sculpteur / Qu'en se faisant SInge de la Nature. / AParis [AP in ligature] Chez Duchange Graveur du roy, rue S.t [t in superscript] Jacques; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Desplaces Sculp. [Translated text: This industreous monkey who works in sculpture / Can be called the inventor of the art he practices / One can only be a good sculptor / By acting in the nature of a monkey]

Course History

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

Provenance

Leo Steinberg, New York; sold to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

Goncourt (1875): 21; Dacier & Vuaflart (1921-29): 167

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