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L'Arivée du Courier (The Arrival of the Messenger)

Artist:
Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (French, Abbeville 1731–1797)
Artist:
After François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Printer:
Basset (Paris)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/16 x 15 7/16 in. (48.4 x 39.2 cm) Plate: 16 15/16 x 12 15/16 in. (43 x 32.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Regina Slatkin, 1954
Accession Number:
54.560
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: L'ARRIVÉE DU COURIER. / Dédié à Madame la Marquise de Montesquiou
At lower left: Viens vite, je ne vois n'y vautour, n'y chasseur; / Mais je tremble plutot d'appercevoir ma mére: / [continued at lower right]
At lower right: De ton vol trop pésant hate donc la lenteur. / J'aime mieux te payer mille, fois ton Salaire.
At lower left: Boucher Pinx.
At bottom center: A Paris chez Basset, M.d d'Estampes, rue S.t Jacques. No. 64.
At lower right: Beauvarlet Sculp.

Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Regina Shoolman Slatkin (Hungarian, 1907–1999); Donor: Regina Shoolman Slatkin (Hungarian, 1907–1999)
Jean-Richard 300; Le Blanc I.225.75; Bibliothèque Nationale II.259.116; d'Air 749; Portalis et Beraldi I.Part I.143.7
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