The Seven Acts of Mercy

François Hutin French

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This print is from a series depicting The Seven Mercies made by François Hutin presumably during his stay in Rome, from 1737 to 1742. His facility with the etching needle is evident in the expressive forms of the figures and the mastery of light effects. After his death, his son would claim them as his own work, altering the first initial in the signature from "F" to "C" when he published a collection of his etchings in Dresden in 1763.

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