Poetry; Two Putti in a Cloud

Poetry; Two Putti in a Cloud

Poetry; Two Putti in a Cloud, after Boucher
Unknown
France
About 1780
Red chalk on laid paper
Width 25 cm x height 17 cm
Museum no. D.1907-1885

This copy was made from the engraving by Hertel after Boucher. Engravings of the great masters were one of the main sources of images for copying. Although the engraving was in black, the aspiring artist will have known that Boucher’s drawing would have been rendered in red chalk and has therefore used red chalk in emulation of the original.