Large Female Head

A work made of crayon-manner etching and engraving in red and black ink from two plates on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of crayon-manner etching and engraving in red and black ink from two plates on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1788

Artist:

Gilles Antoine Demarteau, the Younger (Flemish, c. 1750-1806)
after Francois-Andre Vincent (French, 1746-1816)

About this artwork

Marie-Gabrielle Capet (1761-1818) was a student and disciple of François-André Vincent and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, two artists who later married. Capet lived with the two outside Paris, managing their home and holding Vincent in her arms when he died in 1816. An idealized portrait drawing of Capet, by Vincent was copied in this color engraving by Gilles-Antoine Demarteau, who was part of a Parisian dynasty of ornamental engravers famous for chalk-manner prints.

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Artist

Gilles Antoine Demarteau, the Younger

Title

Large Female Head

Origin

Flanders

Date

1788

Medium

Crayon-manner etching and engraving in red and black ink from two plates on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

522 × 411 mm (plate); 586 × 438 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Endowment

Reference Number

1996.322

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