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Actors at the Hotel de Bourgogne

Artist:
Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)
Publisher:
Jean I Leblond (French, ca. 1590–1666 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1633–34
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 9/16 × 14 3/4 in. (29.4 × 37.4 cm) Plate: 10 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (26 x 33.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.49.37
Not on view
This print depicts six actors from a troupe of comedians led by Robert Guérin appear on stage at the theatre of the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris. The play depicted is unknown, but the characters can be identified as Turlupin (a roguish valet played by Henri Legrand), an old man (played by Gaultier-Garguille) and Gros Guillaume (the fat clown played by Guérin). Their characters are loosely based on those of Italian Comedy.
L'Hôtel de Bourgogne

Inscription: Lettered in plate, withing image, lower left: ABosse in et fe; lower center: le Blond excud Auec Priuilege du Roy.; below image, center: QUE ce Theatre...de sa grimasse
Vendor: Francisque Lefrançois, Paris
BN I.518.1268; Duplessis 131.1268
Georges Duplessis Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Abraham Bosse. Paris, 1859, cat. no. 1268, p. 131.

IFF Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930-, cat. no. 1268, p. 518.

Sophie Join-Lambert, Maxime Préaud Abraham Bosse: Savant graveur. Exh. cat., Bibliothèque nationale de France; Tours: Musée des beaux-arts. 2004, cat. no. 91, p. 135.



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