Dec 22, 2005

Village Wedding

Village Wedding


Charles-Melchior Descourtis

(French, 1753–1820)

after Nicolas Antoine Taunay

(French, 1755–1830)

Lavis-manner color engraving and etching

Sheet: 36.7 x 27.6 cm (14 7/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Border: 30.7 x 23.3 cm (12 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial Collection 1939.166

Catalogue raisonné: Portalis and Béraldi 746.1



Descourtis used the same technique as Jean-François Janinet to create passages of tone with almost no traces of toolwork. He also superimposed a limited number of colors-yellow, red, blue, carmine, and black-to produce a variety of tints.

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