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The Public Promenade

Artist:
Louis Philibert Debucourt (French, Paris 1755–1832 Paris)
Date:
1792
Medium:
Etching, engraving, and aquatint printed in color
Dimensions:
14 3/8 x 23 1/4 in. (36.5 x 59.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1961
Accession Number:
61.531
Not on view
An accomplished printmaker and social satirist, Debucourt matched wits with British caricaturists as revolutions roiled at home and abroad. While Paris prepared for a bloodbath, Debucourt pictured the swells admiring each other in the Palais Royale gardens. Rowlandson's color aquatint of the satisfied crowd in London's lush Vauxhall Gardens provided inspiration.
Vendor: Nathan Chaikin (New York and Venthône, 1907–1987)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 8, 1999–May 3, 1999.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 21, 2001–August 12, 2001.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 26, 2012–February 24, 2013.

Fenaille 33.iii
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