Tire du Cabinet du Roy Avec Privilege. [Paris, n.d., c.1731.]
Etching, sheet 215 x 155mm, 8½ x 6". Trimmed within plate.
A woman from the Chinese Imperial Palace: she sits on a stone bench in a landscape, in robes, head turned to the right. After Antoine Watteau ( 1684 - 1721), from the 'Recueil Jullienne' series, plate 240 to 'L'Oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau Peintre du Roy'. Jean de Jullienne (1686 - 1766) was a Parisian collector and patron of the arts who owned some 450 drawings by Watteau, and had them engraved. Also plate 5 from a subset 'Diverses Figures Chinoises et Tartares' formed by the twelve plates etched by François Boucher (1703 - 1770), published as a set on its own.
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