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Love in the French Theater (L’Amour au Théâtre François)

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Love in the French Theater (L’Amour au Théâtre François)

18th century
416 x 502 mm (16.4 x 19.8 in.)

Charles-Nicolas Cochin, the Elder, French, (1688–1754)
After Jean-Antoine Watteau, French, (1684–1721)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Fourth of five states
Print impression quality: Very good, with slight wear in inscription
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “C.N. Cochin Sculp.”; with full inscriptions
Bibliography: Dacier and Vuaflart 270 iv/v (vol. 3, pp. 113–114); see Carlson and Ittmann, cat. 14; Portalis and Beraldi 14 (vol. 1, p. 500); Goncourt 65 (1875).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1968
Accession Number: 1968.28.1

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  • music - The art concerned with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. [January 1995 scope note added. December 1991 related term added; related term added.]
  • theater (discipline) - Use for the professionally oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically oriented study of theater, use "drama." [August 1995 descriptor changed, was "theater". April 1993 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 416 x 502 mm (16.4 x 19.8 in.)

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