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Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate IV
Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate IV
Date:
1745
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
45.3 x 62.1 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.33102
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

An 18th century boudoir scene in a London mansion- an elegant young woman sitting before her dressing table having her hair singed chats gayly with a lounging bon-vivant at left - beneath his feet an elaborately dressed young black boy child attends to a basket of strange little fetish like sculptures - at right a black man servant offers coffee to an apparantly older woman who curtsies in raptures towards an Italian castrato accompanied by a flautist - a guartet of peculiar paintings on the wall abouts. (Jim Hahn 02/17/95)
Third state of the plate