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House and a Barn by a Swiss Lake

ca. 1776-1786
18th century
227 x 322 mm (8.9 x 12.7 in.)

Charles-Melchior Descourtis, French, (1753–1820)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, engraving, aquatint, and possibly mezzotint printed in colors on laid paper
State: Before letters
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Proof before letters?
Marks: Unsigned
Bibliography: See Carlson and Ittman, cat. no. 96.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944
Accession Number: 1944.D1.197

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  • barns - Agricultural buildings with large, usually sliding doors, prominent roofs, and predominantly open spaces on the interior, primarily used as storage buildings for hay, grains, and farm equipment and shelters for livestock; does not include those structures, often termed barns, used for the processing of food and other agricultural produce, such as hop barns and tobacco barns.
  • color intaglio
  • houses - Individual dwellings designed to be occupied by a single tenant or family. [July 1995 descriptor moved. March 1995 scope note added. November 1992 related term added.]
  • lakes
  • landscapes (representations) - Use for creative works that depict outdoor scenes where the picture is dominated by the configuration, visual and aesthetic, of the land, bodies of water, and natural elements. When the ocean or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer "views" or "topographical views." For actual areas of land having certain notable characteristics, use "landscapes (environments)." [January 1993 scope note added; related term added. April 1991 descriptor moved; lead-in term added; descriptor changed, was "landscapes"; alternate term changed, was 'landscape'.]
  • water

  • plate Dimensions: 227 x 322 mm (8.9 x 12.7 in.)

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