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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2015.153
People
Augustin de Saint-Aubin, French (Paris 1736 - 1807 Paris)
Étienne Fessard, French (France 1714 - 1777 France)
After Christophe Huet, French (Pontoise 1700 - 1759 Paris)
Title
Fidelity, or Portrait of Ines
Other Titles
Original Language Title: La Fidelité, ou Inès
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1756
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/354369
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and engraving on cream antique laid paper
Technique
Etching and engraving
Dimensions
Image: 23.2 × 29 cm (9 1/8 × 11 7/16 in.)
Plate: 27.5 × 31 cm (10 13/16 × 12 3/16 in.)
Sheet: 35.5 × 52.9 cm (14 × 20 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, top left, in brown ink: 2 - 5 -
  • inscription: In plate, below image, left: Peint par Huet
  • inscription: in plate, below image: La Fidelité Portrait D'INES / A Madame de Pompadour Dame du Palais de la Reine / A Paris Chez l'auteur graveur du Roi ed de sa Par son tres humble et tres / obeissant Serviteur Fessard / Bibliotheque rue S.t Thomas du Louvre
  • inscription: in plate, under image, right: Gravé a l'eau forte par Et Fessard 1755 / terminé au burin par aug. St Aubin son eleve en 1756
Provenance
[Gallerie Terrades, Paris], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2015.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
IFF, vol IX, no. 371, p. 75
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gray Collection of Engravings Fund
Accession Year
2015
Object Number
2015.153
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

William McAllister Johnson, The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, 2016), repr. as fig. 12 [not Harvard impression, related bibliography]

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