Portrait of Marguerite Le Comte

Claude Henri Watelet French
After Etienne de Lavallée-Poussin French

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This rare proof state of Watelet's etching is based on a drawing by art student Étine Lavallée-Poussin (2013.181). It depicts Watelet's mistress and traveling companion Marguerite Le Comte seated at a table on their visit to Rome in 1764. In etching the plate, Watelet made certain additions to Lavallée-Poussin's composition, adding details such as the etching tools and the print unfurled over the table edge that identify Le Comte as an amateur printmaker.

Portrait of Marguerite Le Comte, Claude Henri Watelet (French, Paris 1718–1786 Paris), Etching

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