Yale Center for British Art
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)
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:
street sign | pointing | ribbons | ruffles | gesture | dandyism | hearts | satire | men | costume | bagwig | comb | genre subject | caricature | buildings | cityscape | letter | street | nosegay | cravats | sword | houses | flowers (plants) | city | nobility | marquis | parody | humor | macaronis
Associated Places:
France | Île-de-France | Paris | Ville de Paris, Départment de | Europe
Currently On View:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30525