Le Vieux Coq (The Old Rooster)

Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833-1914)

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In a reversal of custom, Bracquemond’s drawing of Le Vieux Coq is not a study for the etching, but a copy made of it.

The drawing was made to be reproduced in the catalogue for the 1882 Paris Salon to illustrate the etching. At that time, photographic reproductions were not sensitive enough to capture the nuances of finished paintings or prints, requiring a line drawing such as this, made for that specific purpose.

Object Information

artist
Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833-1914)
creation date
1882
materials
ink on paper, etching
dimensions
11-1/8 x 9-3/4 in. (image)
17 x 13-3/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: Bracquemond
accession number
1991.141
credit line
McKee Fine Arts Purchase Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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