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Allegory Presented to M and Mme Cuisy on Their Wedding Anniversary, July 30, 176

Accession Number
1969/2.71

Title
Allegory Presented to M and Mme Cuisy on Their Wedding Anniversary, July 30, 176

Artist(s)
Gilles Demarteau

Artist Nationality
Flemish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1722-1776

Medium & Support
crayon manner engraving on off-white laid paper

Dimensions
17 3/4 in. x 12 9/16 in. ( 45.1 cm x 31.9 cm )

Credit Line
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

Label copy
The original chalk drawing by François Boucher, an allegory dedicated to the immortality of love, was engraved by Demarteau and presented on the occasion of the Cuisy’s anniversary. Boucher’s drawing shows two conjoined hearts on the Altar of Love crowned with a laurel wreath. Putti, having disarmed Time (who sits at the lower right with his scythe at his side) hold aloft the hourglass that refers to mortality. A charming and playful reference to the power of love, this engraving captures the Boucher red chalk drawing with great fidelity.
Exhibition label copy from "Eighteenth Century French Prints and Drawings," February 1 - May 4, 2003 by Curator Carole McNamara

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Birds
allegory
anniversary
dogs
putti
putti (motifs)
reclining

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