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Village Wedding (Noce de Village)

18th century
310 x 235 mm (12.2 x 9.3 in.)

Charles-Melchior Descourtis, French, (1753–1820)
After Nicolas-Antoine Taunay, French, (1755–1830)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, engraving, aquatint, and possibly mezzotint, printed in yellow, red, blue, carmine, and black inks from five plates on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi 1 (vol. 1, p. 746); Model and Springer, plate 17; Yale, Color in Prints (1962–1963), 46; Carlson & Ittman, cat. no. 97, with color proofs.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944
Accession Number: 1944.D1.198

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  • color intaglio
  • dance - Performing art form realized in rhythmic movement, creating visual designs by a series of poses and tracing of patterns through space in the course of measured units of time. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added.]
  • dancers - Use for those who engage in the activity of dancing or who practice the art of dance, especially as a profession. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added. November 1992 alternate term added.]
  • 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.]

  • plate Dimensions: 310 x 235 mm (12.2 x 9.3 in.)

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