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Mischievous Boys (Les Espiègles)

ca. 1785-1789
18th century
554 x 425 mm (21.8 x 16.7 in.)

Charles-Melchior Descourtis, French, (1753–1820)
After Jean-François Schall, French, d. 1812

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, engraving, aquatint, and possibly mezzotint printed in colors on wove paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Descourtis sculp.”; inscribed, lower left: “Schall pinx.”; registration marks visible in center outer edge of each margin
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi 3 (vol. 1, p. 747); Le Blanc 3.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds and purchase funds, 1988
Accession Number: 1988.13.1

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  • children (people by age group) - People in the earliest developmental stage of life. [August 1996 related term added. February 1995 descriptor changed, was "children". September 1993 related term added. November 1992 alternate term added. February 1991 scope note added.]
  • color intaglio
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • nudes - Representations of unclothed human figures. [February 1998 related term added, "nudity"; alternate descriptor changed, was "nude". September 1990 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 554 x 425 mm (21.8 x 16.7 in.)

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