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The Governess (La Governante),

Etching and engraving on laid paper

Only state

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 370 x 270 mm (14.6 x 10.6 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 526 x 379 mm (20.7 x 14.9 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Gravé par Lépicié 1739”; with all inscriptions; inscribed in ink in 18th century hand on verso: “De sa Majestée la Reyne Sou [?] de Prusse”

Accession number: 1971.26.1

Purchase funds, 1971

Bibliography: Bocher, Chardin, 24; Rosenberg, Chardin, cat. no. 83; Portalis and Beraldi 2 (vol. 2, p. 663).

Work Type: print

Related Works: After Jean-Siméon Chardin’s painting of 1738, exhibited at the Louvre in 1739 and now in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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