Félix Bracquemond (French, Paris 1833–1914 Sèvres)
After Richard Parkes Bonington (British, Arnold, Nottinghamshire 1802–1828 London)
Etching on laid paper
sheet: 14 9/16 x 11 in. (37 x 28 cm)
plate: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm)
Gift of David Keppel, 1922
Not on view
The skilled French etcher Bracquemond based this print on a Bonington watercolor of 1826 (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon). Figures in Renaissance costume move across a terrace with the poses of the man and woman at left implying a conversation. Bonington had visited and sketched Titian's frescoes in the Scuola del Santo in Padua then adapted them for this new context.
Inscription: Inscribed in plate, lower left: "RPB 1826"