Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Neptune, from Second Livre de Fontaines (Second Book of Fountains), plate 2

Series/Portfolio:
Second Livre de Fontaines
Artist:
Pierre Alexandre Aveline (French, Paris 1702–1760 Paris)
Artist:
After François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier (French, Orléans 1695–1772 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1720–36
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/16 x 9 1/2 in. (33.2 x 24.2 cm)
Plate: 10 5/16 x 6 7/16 in. (26.2 x 16.4 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.3234
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: B
At upper right: 2
At lower left: F. Boucher inv.
At lower right: P. Aveline Sculp.
At bottom center: Huquier ex. C.P.R.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On verso at center in graphite: Illegible handwriting
On verso at center in red graphite: Illegible handwriting
Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
SKB (1939) 3581(2); Jessen 1484; Guilmard 168.43a; Jean-Richard 217; Bulletin des des Beaux Arts. 2 année.48.1882-1888; "Le Sieur Huquier à encore fait graver un Livre de Sept feuilles, de Fontaines, inventéses par Boucher [...]"
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