Mar 3, 2023
Mar 3, 2023
Mar 3, 2023
Mar 3, 2023
Mar 3, 2023


Improvisations sur cuivre



Part of a set. See all set records

Nicolas-François Chifflart Auguste Delâtre CADART & LUQUET

(French, 1825–1901)


Image: 31 x 23.8 cm (12 3/16 x 9 3/8 in.); Plate: 31.5 x 24 cm (12 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.); Sheet: 56.1 x 36.4 cm (22 1/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt Endowment Fund 2023.18.1


Did you know?

The prints of series like François-Nicolas Chifflart’s Improvisations on Copper were often separated over time; complete sets like this one are rare today.


François-Nicolas Chifflart was an important member of the etching revival in 19th-century France. This print, from his 1865 series Improvisations on Copper, reveals the freedom and experimentation that Chifflart found in this medium. He drew directly on prepared copper plates, sketching as he would on a sheet of paper, to create both anecdotal studies and imaginative finished compositions. Executed on an intimate scale, the prints encouraged close looking and private contemplation.

See also
PR - Etching
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.