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Le coucher: P.97-1958

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Le coucher
Translated as: Bed time


Etcher: Duclos, Antoine Jean
Engraver: Bosse, Louis
Inventor: Eberts, Jean Henri
Draughtsman: Freudenberger, Sigmund
Printer: Buldet, Denis Charles
Publisher: Buldet, Denis Charles



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


1774 - 1775


Last print in a series of 12 issued with the title Suite d'Estampes pour servir a l'histoire des moeurs et du costume des François dans le dix-huitième siècle

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 405 mm Width 315 mm
Sheet Height 450 mm Width 330 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LE COUCHER. Les yeux chargés d'une douce langueur, / Zélis s'en va dans le sein d'un sommeil enchanteur / Reprendre une beauté nouvelle : / Songes flatteurs on vous appelle, / On a livré pour vous aux flammes / De tendres la discrétion ! / A-t-elle tort ou bien raison ? / Respectons le secret des dames.
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: I.H.E. invenit, S.Freudeberg del.
  • Location: Margin lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Gravé à l'Eau forte par Duclos et terminé au Burin par Bosse
  • Location: Margin lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 12. à Paris chez Buldet rue de Gesvres
  • Location: Margin lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.97-1958
Primary reference Number: 147
Lawrence/Dighton: 218 III
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 July 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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