Apr 21, 2009

Young Woman Seated on a Bed

Young Woman Seated on a Bed

before 1764

Louis-Marin Bonnet

(French, 1736–1793)

after François Boucher

(French, 1703–1770)

Chalk manner etching and engraving printed in red

Support: Medium weight French laid paper with proprietary watermark

Sheet: 46.9 x 33.1 cm (18 7/16 x 13 1/16 in.); Platemark: 44.2 x 30.6 cm (17 3/8 x 12 1/16 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 2009.16

Catalogue raisonné: Hérold 13

State: I/III



Although this scene of a nude woman lounging in her bedchamber appears to be drawn with red chalk like the drawings by Greuze and Boucher nearby, it is actually a printed image. Chalk-manner etchings and engravings are made using special punches and rollers with teeth of various sizes set at irregular intervals to re-create the natural granular effects of chalk lines drawn on textured paper.

See also
PR - Chalk Manner
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

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