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Creator:
Charles Grignion, 1717–1810, British
after Michel Vincent Brandoin, 1733–1807, Swiss
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
and John Smith of Cheapside, active ca. 1750–1789, British
Title:
A French Petit Maître and His Valet
Date:
1771
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, pasted on medium, moderately textured, cream Asian paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 16 1/4 x 11 5/16 inches (41.3 x 28.7 cm), Sheet: 15 7/8 x 10 15/16 inches (40.4 x 27.8 cm), Plate: 14 3/16 x 10 1/2 inches (36 x 26.6 cm), and Image: 11 15/16 x 9 1/2 inches (30.4 x 24.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Brandoin pinxt."; lower center: "A FRENCH PETIT MAITRE and HIS VALET. | London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53, in Fleet Street & J. Smith No 35, Cheapside, as the Act directs 1st. Novr. 1771."; lower right: "C. Grignion Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11103
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bagwig | buildings | caricature | city | cityscape | comb | costume | cravats | dandyism | flowers (plants) | genre subject | gesture | hearts | houses | humor | letter | macaronis | marquis | men | nobility | nosegay | parody | pointing | ribbons | ruffles | satire | street | street sign | sword
Associated Places:
Europe | France | Paris | Ville de Paris, Départment de | Île-de-France
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30525
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