Jun 30, 2008

You May Count on Me

You May Count on Me


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Augustin de Saint-Aubin

(French, 1736–1807)

Etching and engraving

Sheet: 38.5 x 27.8 cm (15 3/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Platemark: 36.5 x 26.5 cm (14 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 2008.111.2

Catalogue raisonné: Bocher nos. 406-407; Portalis and Beraldi, vol. II, part II, p. 442, no. 9

State: II/V



This print is a companion to another depicting a woman telling her lover to "At Least be Discreet," as he slips out of her boudoir. Together the two prints depict a couple saying farewell after a romantic rendezvous. Here, both the man and the cherub beneath him proudly display a plucked rose as a symbol of sexual triumph. Amusingly, the prints actually depict the artist and his wife, whimsically portraying the mores and fashion of French aristocratic society during the 18th century.

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PR - Etching
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James Parmelee Fund

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