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La Jeu de la Palette

Artist:
Jean Claude Richard, Abbé de Saint-Non (French, Paris 1727–1791 Paris)
Artist:
After Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date:
1766
Medium:
Aquatint printed in brown ink
Dimensions:
8 9/16 x 11 1/8 in. (21.7 x 28.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
A. Hyatt Mayor Purchase Fund, Marjorie Phelps Starr Bequest, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.441.1
Not on view
A patron of the arts and also a printmaker, Saint-Non made etchings based on drawings by many of France's leading artists, which he published in suites entitled, Griffonis (1755–78). About 1765, he developed aquatint as a tonal process he could employ to suggest ink washes in his prints after the drawings of his friends Fragonard and Hubert Robert.
Inscription: Lower left: frago, del; lower right: Saintnon Sc. 1766
Vendor: Susan Schulman
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 5, 2001–January 28, 2002.

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