L'atelier de l'imprimeur en taille-douce (The Printers of Etched Plates ; The Intaglio Printers)

Abraham Bosse, French, 1602 - 1676

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Etching on wove paper

Sheet: 10 1/16 × 12 5/8 in. (25.6 × 32 cm)

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

PR.984.65

Geography

Place Made: France, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Cette figure vous montre Comme on Imprime les planches de taille douce, / Lancre en est faite dhuille de noix, brusleé et de noir de lie de vin, dont le meilleur vient Dallemagne Limprimeur prend de Cete ancre auec un tampon de linge, en ancre sa planche un peu / chaude, lessuye apres legerement auec dautre ligne, et acheue de la nettoyer auec la paume desa main. Cela fait il met cette planche a lenuers sur la table de sa press, aplique dessus une foeuille de papier / trempé et reposé, et Couure cela d'une foeuille dautre papier et dun ou deux Langes, puis en tirant les bras de sa presse il fait passer sa table avec sa planche entre deux rouleaux / faict a leau forte par ABosse [AB in ligature] a Paris en Lislle du palais lan 1642, auec priuilege; reverse, inscribed, in black ink, lower center: Abraham Bosse, né à tours vers 1610, y est mort en 1678 / La meilleure édition de son Traité sur la / gravure, est celle qui a été dirigee et / enrichiee par Cochin / L'Atelier de L'Imprimeur en taille-douce. / Pièce remarquable. Collector's mark, stamped, in purple ink, lower left: COLLECTION OF MEREDITH READ 3d. [stamped mulitple times] Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in purple ink, lower right: COLLECTION OF MEREDITH READ 3d. [stamped multiple times]

Course History

HIST 96.31, The Crisis of the Late Middle Ages Reconsidered: Art, Artists, and Cultural Change in the ‘Northern Renaissance,’ 1350–1575, Walter Simons, Fall 2019

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2019

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2021

Exhibition History

A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 17-December 20, 1998.

Learning About Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-December 11, 1988.

Rembrandt: Master of Light and Shadow; Etchings from the Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 8-September 17, 2006.

The Art of Spectatorship: A History of Viewing from the Renaissance to the Present Day, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19-April 6, 2008.

With a Sincere Hand and a Faithful Eye, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 46, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 28-December 17, 2000.

Provenance

C. & J. Goodfriend Drawings and Prints, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1984.

Catalogue Raisonne

BN I.527.1388; Duplessis 161.1388

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