Auguste Péquégnot engraved this series of Figures of Women according to the Masters, and collected them in a collection of sixteen prints introduced by a frontispiece of his imagination. He chose to be inspired by the works of François Boucher essentially.
These women are staged with some decorative elements: a vase, a drapery, a dove, but the engraver wanted to make an observation of the postures, attitudes that emphasize femininity and its mysteries. Péquégnot who, wishing to suggest a drawing, used the soft varnish technique allowing him to reproduce on copper the graphic effects of pencil on paper. These prints are usually printed with a red-brown-sepia ink that seeks to approximate the visual warmth of the blood drawing.
Packaging: Transparent pouch "According to the Masters" in a cardboard envelope 44 x 32 cm
Provenance: Legs of Louise Clémentine Houssard Péquégnot, the engraver's wife.
Height: 33 cm
Width: 25 cm
Museum: Paris - Louvre museum
Artistic trends: 18th century, Decorative arts, 19th century
Artists: François Boucher (1703-1770), Auguste Péquégnot (1819-1878)
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