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Study of a Triton

A work made of black chalk, with stumping with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk and traces of graphite, on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with stumping with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk and traces of graphite, on tan laid paper.

Date:

1748/53

Artist:

François Boucher
French, 1703-1770

About this artwork

Boucher’s drawings of the human anatomy reveal his thorough academic training. This vigorous drawing is a study for the triton in the painting Sunrise (1753) in the Wallace Collection, London, which was commissioned as a tapestry design in 1748.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

François Boucher

Title

Study of a Triton

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1748–1753

Medium

Black chalk, with stumping with traces of red chalk, heightened with white chalk and traces of graphite, on tan laid paper

Dimensions

22.1 × 27 cm (8 3/4 × 10 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Helen Regenstein Collection

Reference Number

1965.240R

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