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Portrait of the Etcher Alfred Cadart

Portrait of the Etcher Alfred Cadart
Artist: Marcellin Desboutin (1823 - 1902)
Date: 1875
19th century
Dimensions: 6.25 x 4.5 in. (15.88 x 11.43 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Etching on paper
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2016
Accession Number: 2016.19.01
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The text below the image identifies this man as Alfred Cadart, who helped to spur a renewal of interest in etching among French artists. In 1862 he founded the Société des aquafortistes, or Society of Etchers which is identified beneath his portrait.

At the lower left, below the image, in Latin: "M. Desboutin. del[ineavit]. et sc[ulpsit]," or "M. Desboutin drew and engraved this." At the lower right, it reads: "Vve. A. Cadart, Edit. Imp. 56, Bd Haussmann. Paris." Beneath, "M. Alfred Cadart / Foundatour de la société des Aqua fortistes"


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