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Les Plaisirs du Printemps: P.434-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Les Plaisirs du Printemps


Printmaker: Gabriel
Printer: Jouy



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 235 mm
Width: 293 mm

Relative size of this object

29.3 m23.5 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: circa AD 1834 : The Image of France (ARTFL Project at the University of Chicago) has a listing for a series of 'Plaisirs' published by Jouy on 17 May 1834.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: A Paris chez Jouy Rue des Noyers No. 25
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Gabriel fils Sculpt.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: La nature trop longtems dans le deuil vient enfin de recouvrer sa brillante parure et toute sa richesse. Les rigueurs de l'hiver sont bientot oubliées, et le parfum des fleurs / achève ded séduire nos sens ; bientot l'amour va renaitre ainsi que la nature, et les doux entretiens sous la verte feuillée et les rendez-vous secrets vont tendre des pièges à l'inno- / cence, car souvent la vertu des cruelles a succombée [sic] sous l'influence du Printemps.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: Déposé
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.434-1991
Primary reference Number: 20277
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 August 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 17 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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