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L'Eau : Vous chantez cette romance à merveille: P.997-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

L'Eau : Vous chantez cette romance à merveille

Maker(s)

Legrand, Paul (Printmaker)
After Tassaert, Octave (Designer)
Turgis, M. V. (Publisher)

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Paris

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1835

Note

First from a series of four prints : L'Eau, Le Feu, La Terre, L'Air, chez N. V. Turgis, 1835.

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Plate Height 250 mm Width 328 mm
Sheet Height 291 mm Width 397 mm

Techniques used in production

Aquatint Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Oct. Tassart Del
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Paul Legrand Sculp
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: L'EAU / Vous chantez cette romance à merveille
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: à Paris chez M. V. Turgis rue St. Jacques No. 16 et à Toulouse rue St. Rome No. 36
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Scêne [sic] délicieuse où dans l'esquif léger, / Qui figure à nos yeux la barque de la vie, / Sur l'onde calme on glisse on vogue sans danger / Auprès de son fils, une épouse, une amie !.../ Le son de la guitare, et le flot agité / Sous l'aviron qui brise une onde jaillissante, / La cascade qui roule en son lit argenté,.../ Que cet orcheste [sic] est beau pour une ame pensante !... / Sur la vague émeraude on passe en souriant, / Aux pleurs du peuplier on garde le silence, / On est heureux, ému des jeux de l'élément / Qui peint dans ses miroirs les jeux de l'existence !...Déposé
  • Location: Plate lower left and right
  • Method of creation: Printed

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.997-1991
Primary reference Number: 22771
BN Inventaire (19thC): 41
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 August 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 24 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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