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The Hurdy-gurdy Player (Le jouer de vieille)

18th century
185 x 220 mm (7.3 x 8.7 in.)

Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non, French, (1727–1791)
After François Boucher, French, (1703–1770)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Aquatint and lavis printed in black ink on heavyweight off-white laid paper
State: Only state
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower left: “F Boucher del.”; signed in plate, lower right: “Saint Non SC”
Marks: Watermark: Unidentified partial watermark at left edge
Bibliography: Louis Guimbaud, Saint-Non et Fragonard d’aprés des documents inédits (Paris: Le Goupy, 1927), cat. no. 70, page 200, listing this print as “rare.”
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2015
Accession Number: 2015.8.2

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  • dogs
  • hurdy-gurdies - Mechanically bowed portable chordophones having a set of melody and drone strings, a resin-coated wood wheel rotated by a crank to bow the strings, and a keyboard with tangents that bear on the melody strings when depressed. NGDMI
  • 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.]
  • musicians - Those skilled or specializing in the art or practice of music, such as composers, conductors, and performers. [January 1995 scope note added. February 1993 descriptor moved. November 1992 alternate term added. March 1992 related terms added.]
  • Picturesque, the - Aesthetic concept or expression, arising in Europe first in painting of the 18th century and later in architecture of the 19th century, characterized by rough, curious, or irregular forms; it applies particularly to rustic landscapes and crumbling buildings having neither the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Sublime nor the order and regularity of beauty. RHLPS

  • plate Dimensions: 185 x 220 mm (7.3 x 8.7 in.)

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