[Landscape with two women sat by a river, and man pushing a wheelbarrow on right]
A Paris chez Huquier rue S. Jacques au coin des Mathurins C.P.R. [c.1749-61]
Etching, platemark 220 x 330mm (8½ x 13"). Stain upper right. Very large margins.
François Boucher (1703-70), who became perhaps the most influential of all French 18th century artists, served his apprenticeship as a printmaker by making a series of etchings after Watteau for the series 'Figures de différents caractères, de Paysages, et d'Etudes dessinées d'après nature par Antoine Watteau'. Originally published by Watteau's great patron Jean de Julienne around 1726, the plates were subsequently acquired by another publisher, Gabriel Huquier, whose publication line this print bears. The address allows us to date it to around the 1750s.
For another etching by Boucher after Watteau, see ref. 19620
[Ref: 38320] £180.00