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Dame cachetant une letter: P.204-1951

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Current Location: In storage


Dame cachetant une letter
Woman sealing a letter


Printmaker: Fessard, Étienne
Painter: Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon (After)
Publisher: Joullain, François



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century
Production date: AD 1738 : Mentioned in the 'Mercure de France' May 1738.

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Support composed of wove paper ( trimmed within platemark on all sides)

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Hâte toy donc Frontain: vois ta jeune Mait.sse, / Sa tender impatience éclate dans ses yeux; / Il lui tarde déjà l’object de ses Voeux, / Ait reçu ce Billet, gage de sa tendresse / Ah! Frontain, pour agir cette lenteur / Jamais le Dieu d’Amour n’a donc touché ton coeur.
  • Location: Plate lower centre, in two columns
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.204-1951
Primary reference Number: 184047
Bocher (Chardin): 12 III/III
BN Inventaire (18thC): 13
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 October 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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