L‘Amérique (America)

Pierre Alexandre Aveline, French, 1702 - 1760


mid-18th century

Hand colored etching on paper

Image: 6 5/16 × 8 7/8 in. (16.1 × 22.6 cm)

Sheet: 7 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (19 × 24.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Aveline, Paris


Europe, France



Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: P. Aveline In.; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: P. Aveline sculp.t [t in superscript]; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Nous reglions nos moeurs [oe in ligature] suivant notre caprice, / Nous suivions la Nature en toute liberté; titled, in plate, lower center: L'AMERIQUE; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Quand traversant les Mers, la cruelle Avarice / Vint nous fiare souffrir un joug peu mérité.; inscribed, in plate, lower center edge: A Paris [AP in ligature] chés Aveline rüe S.t [t in superscript] Jacques à la Reine de France.; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 18th Cent Fr; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 1710 - 1760

Course History

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

Exhibition History

Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-March 21, 1976.


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