Guide to the Jean-Jacques de Boissieu etching print of a country scene, 1773

Jean-Jacques de Boissieu etching print of a country scene C0475


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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Boissieu, Jean-Jacques de, 1736-1810
Title Jean-Jacques de Boissieu etching print of a country scene
Date 1773
Physical Characteristics .01 Linear Feet
Abstract Etching print of a country scene by Jean-Jacques de Boissieu, created in 1773 .
Collection Number C0475
Language No linguistic content; Not applicable

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content

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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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no restrictions on personal use.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds other prints from the 18th century of various methods.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Art
Domestic life.
Etching

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jean-Jacques de Boissieu etching print of a country scene, C0475, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Steve Gerber from J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians on 10/13/2011.

Processing Information

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.

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Bibliography

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/.

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