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La Nourrice
La Nourrice
Date:
1768
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Aquatint, Printed In Sepia
Dimensions:
14.4 x 18 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.30859
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Tenderness of nursing a baby takes place in a public area. Figures seem detached from the baby. Wetnurse feeds the baby while looking up at a standing male figure. He points back at the nurse and talks earnestly to a seated young female (probably the baby’s mother). No closeness between “mother” and child. Background: three men focused in conversation ignore the central figures.