Le Coq (The Cock)

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.

Alfred Beurdeley, Paris (acquired from the artist by 1907) . . .

Object Information

Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833-1914)
creation date
pen and black ink on white wove paper
12-1/4 x 10-1/8 in. (image)
17-1/4 x 15 in. (sheet)
19 x 16-5/8 in. (mount)
mark descriptions
signed in ink, l.l.: Bracquemond
stamped in black, l.l.: BY (Alfred Beurdeley, Lugt 421)
accession number
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund, Martha M. Shertzer Art Purchase Fund in memory of her nephew, Charles S. Sands and McKee Fine Arts Purchase Fund
Public Domain
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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