Oct 2, 2007

Young Woman Seated on a Bed

Young Woman Seated on a Bed


Louis-Marin Bonnet

(French, 1736-1793)

after François Boucher

(French, 1703-1770)

Chalk-manner etching and engraving printed in black and white on blue paper

Sheet: 46.5 x 32.7 cm (18 5/16 x 12 7/8 in.); Platemark: 43.6 x 30.2 cm (17 3/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1988.151

Catalogue raisonné: Hérold 13

State: III/III



This print emulates a traditional chiaroscuro drawing: dark outlines and shadows with white highlights on specially toned paper. In this later edition of the print, Bonnet modified the bed sheet so it discreetly lies across the woman’s thigh. The earlier version on display nearby, printed in red ink, is less modest.

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