(Shepherd asleep at the foot of a tree, his head in his right hand, legs bent; right, two sheep) after Boucher by Gilles Demarteau

(Shepherd asleep at the foot of a tree, his head in his right hand, legs bent; right, two sheep) after Boucher by Gilles Demarteau

(Shepherd asleep at the foot of a tree, his head in his right hand, legs bent; right, two sheep) after Boucher

Gilles Demarteau

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Title

(Shepherd asleep at the foot of a tree, his head in his right hand, legs bent; right, two sheep) after Boucher

 
Artist
Year
c. 1750  
Technique
Softground crayon manner etching in sanguine ink 
Image Size
5 3/16 x 7 11/16" platemark 
Signature
inscribed within the plate, lower right 
Edition Size
unstated 
Annotations
inscribed into plate, left: "F. Boucher in. del. / A Paris chés Demarteau Gravuer du / Roi rue de la Pelterie a la Cloche" Inscribed into plate, right: "Demarteau Lne. sculp / N.o 200" 
Reference
Demarteau 200 
Paper
heavy antique-white laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist at chez Demarteau Graveur du Roi rue de la Pelterie a la Cloche. 
Inventory ID
20564 
Price
$300.00 
Description

A Demarteau etching of the original Boucher drawing, printed in sepia ink using softground in the "crayon manner" to resemble a drawing . The title in French reads: "Berger endormi au pied d'un arbre, la tete dans la main droite, les jambes repliees; à droite, deux moutons."

This impression has his early address at "rue de Pelterie a la Cloche"

Demarteau was a prodigious etcher executing over 730 images, mostly done after drawings by Boucher and Huet. Demarteau was only 54 when he died.

 
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