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Le Compliment Aquatint Philibert Louis Debucourt 1787

Debucourt - Le Compliment and Les Bouquets (2)

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'Le Compliment ou La Matinee du Jour de L'an, Dediee aux Peres de Famille' (The Compliment, or New Year's Morning, Dedicated to the Fathers of the Family) and it's pair 'Les Bouquets ou La Fete de la Grand-Maman, Dedies aux Meres de Famille' (The Bouquets, or Grandmother's Party, Dedicated to the Mothers of The Family). Published by the artist in Paris, 1787 and 1788. Debucourt was a true peintre-graveur, a painter who turned to making colour prints following the methods of Janinet and Descourtis but unlike them he made many prints from his own designs. He started making colour prints using multiple - methods and later turned to stipple engraving with single plates inked a la poupee. A pair of separately issued Louis XVI period portrait scenes depicting wealthy French families spending time together, dressed in period clothing. One is dedicated to fathers, the other to mothers. Each scene is set within an oval, rendered in a wash manner. These prints were both exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in the show Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France (2003 - 2004). Acid free mounts.

 Les Bouquets

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artist Philibert Louis Debucourt (1755-1832)
method Aquatints, printed in colours.
date 1787 and 1788
size 390mm by 290mm (platemark) 545mm by 440mm (mounted)
SKU DC1804