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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2017.120.58
People
Étienne Fessard, French (France 1714 - 1777 France)
After Jean-Antoine Watteau, French (Valenciennes 1684 - 1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Title
The Children of Bacchus
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Les enfants de Bacchus / Liberi Bacchi
Series/Book Title: Recueil Jullienne
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
18th century
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/359115
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Engraving and etching
Dimensions
sheet: 47 × 62.5 cm (18 1/2 × 24 5/8 in.)
plate: 35.4 × 43.4 cm (13 15/16 × 17 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left: Watteau pinx.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, right: Fessard.Sculp.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left and right: LES ENFANTS DE BACCHUS. / Gravés d'après le Tableau original de Watteau haut d'un pied / 10 pouces sur 2. peids 3. pouces de large. // LIBERI BACCHI / Sculpta juxta exemplar a Watteavo depictumujus altitudo / 1 pedem cum 10 uncüs et latitudo 2 pedes cum 3 uncüs continet.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, centered: Ce Tableau apartient a Mr. Morel Banquier a Paris / avec privilege du Roy.
Provenance
Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire, by 1884, by descent, sold [through Christie's, London, July 15, 2015, lot 172]; to private collection, United Kingdom, sold [through C. G. Boerner LLC, New York], to; Harvard Art Museums, 2017
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/iii
Standard Reference Number
Dacier & Vuaflart 221
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund
Accession Year
2017
Object Number
2017.120.58
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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