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Théophile Gautier, from "The Artist"

Théophile Gautier, de "L'Artiste"

Artist: after photograph by Nadar (1820 - 1910)
Artist: Félix Bracquemond (1833 - 1914) Etcher
Artist: Auguste Delatre (1822 - 1907) Printer
Date: 1857
19th century
Dimensions: 6.14 x 4.84 in. (15.6 x 12.3 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Etching on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.67
Not on view.


Bracquemond was a member of Alfred Cadart's Société des aquafortistes, and had helped Édouard Manet refine his etching technique. He modeled this etching on another celebrity portrait by Nadar, this time a photograph of the influential poet and critic Théophile Gautier, whose brocade cap and massive overcoat cast him as a Romantic poet. Bracquemond's etching appeared in the periodical L'Artiste, accompanying a glowing article on Gautier written by Charles Baudelaire.



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