The Toilet of Venus

A work made of etching and engraving in yellow, blue, red, and black, from four plates on paper.
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  • A work made of etching and engraving in yellow, blue, red, and black, from four plates on paper.

Date:

1783

Artist:

Jean Francois Janinet (French, 1752-1814)
after François Boucher (French, 1703-1770)

About this artwork

One of Jean François Janinet's most ambitious productions, this carefully wrought print reproduces at one-third size a painting by François Boucher made in 1751 for his most important patron, the Marquise de Pompadour. The painting hung in the bathroom of the marquise's château at Bellevue and was sold after her death in 1764, probably to Jean François Chereau, the publisher of this elaborate print.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean François Janinet

Title

The Toilet of Venus

Origin

France

Date

1783

Medium

Etching and engraving in yellow, blue, red, and black, from four plates on paper

Dimensions

446 × 391 mm (plate); 594 × 459 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1944.175

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