Young Woman Seated on a Bed

before 1764
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(French, 1736–1793)
(French, 1703–1770)
Support: Medium weight French laid paper with proprietary watermark
Sheet: 46.9 x 33.1 cm (18 7/16 x 13 1/16 in.); Platemark: 44.2 x 30.6 cm (17 3/8 x 12 1/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Hérold 13
State: I/III
Location: not on view
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Although this scene of a nude woman lounging in her bedchamber appears to be drawn with red chalk like the drawings by Greuze and Boucher nearby, it is actually a printed image. Chalk-manner etchings and engravings are made using special punches and rollers with teeth of various sizes set at irregular intervals to re-create the natural granular effects of chalk lines drawn on textured paper.
Young Woman Seated on a Bed

Young Woman Seated on a Bed

before 1764

Louis-Marin Bonnet, François Boucher

(French, 1736–1793), (French, 1703–1770)
France, 18th century

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