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Creator:
Francois Boitard, ca. 1670–1715, French
Title:

A Design of Masks

Additional Title(s):

Masques De Different Couractere De passions

Date:
1710
Medium:
Pen and black ink and gray ink on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 × 20 13/16 inches (37.1 × 52.9 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 13 7/8 × 19 1/16 inches (35.2 × 48.4 cm), and Image: 13 5/8 × 13 5/8 inches (34.6 × 34.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower left: "masques De Different - Couractère De passions | Inventé Dessiné par F Boitard 1710"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "D2894"

Watermark; verso, Paul Mellon collector's mark

Signed and dated, in pen, with black ink, lower left: "F Boitard 1710"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5412
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | design | emotions | faces | French | masks | passion
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14861
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