Jean-Jacques de Boissieu etching print of a country scene C0475
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Jean-Jacques de Boissieu was a French etcher, draughtsman, and engraver who lived from 1736 - 1810. Boissieu was quite famous during his lifetime, enjoying success in and beyond his native France. Boissieu shirked the artistic trends of his time, instead favoring the art style of the Dutch masters of the 17th century, particularly Rembrandt van Rijn. He favored this style so much that Boisseau became known as the "French Rembrandt." Boissieu's main subject for his art was country living, concentrating on both landscapes, country scenes, and individuals.
Etching print of a country scene, created in 1773 by Jean-Jacques de Boissieu. The scene features countryside residents and their pets dancing, socializing, and sitting in the foreground, at the bottom of a hill. Near the top of the hill are musicians under a tent, and at the top of the hill is a church. The artist's initials and date appear in the bottom left corner.
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The Special Collections Research Center also holds other prints from the 18th century of various methods.
Jean-Jacques de Boissieu etching print of a country scene, C0475, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Purchased by Steve Gerber from J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians on 10/13/2011.
Processing completed by Amanda Brent in April 2021. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in April 2021. This item was formerly part of the Performing Arts Manuscript Materials collection, C0215.
Del Re, Sonia. "'The French Rembrandt': Etcher Jean-Jacques de Boissieu." National Gallery of Canada, May 29, 2020. https://www.gallery.ca/magazine/your-collection/the-french-rembrandt-etcher-jean-jacques-de-boissieu.
"Jean-Jacques de Boissieu." The J. Paul Getty Museum. Accessed March 31, 2021. https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/17525/jean-jacques-de-boissieu-french-1736-1810/.