Art/ Collection/ Art Object

La Rêvuse (The Dream)

Artist:
Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (French, Abbeville 1731–1797)
Artist:
After François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 11/16 x 13 7/8 in. (47.4 x 35.3 cm) Plate: 17 11/16 x 12 5/16 in. (45 x 31.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.382
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: Boucher pinx
At lower left: LA RÊVUSE, / Tout, jusqu'à l'air qu'on y respire, / Sert à l'Amour dans ce lieu plein d'altraits: / Gardes vous d'y rêver trop long tems....oh! Thémire, [continueud at lower right]
At lower right: Ce Dieu malin pour vous séduire, / Sous des fleurs à vos pieds s'est caché tout exprès. / S. Fecit / A Paris chez Bauvarlet Graveur du Roy rue St. Jacques vis-à-vis celle des Mathurins.

Marking: On verso at bottom center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On verso at left center: Collector's stamp of Gustav Grunewald
Vendor: Charles Stehlin
Jean-Richard 288; A 792; Bulletin des Beaux Arts 792; Bibliothèque Nationale II.219.33
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