Dame prenant son thé (Woman Taking Tea)

Une dame penant son thé (Woman Having Tea)

1749
Pierre Filloeul (French, 1696–after 1754), After Jean Siméon Chardin (French, 1699–1779)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bocher 13; LeBl 21

Dimensions

Overall: 27.7 x 30.9cm (10 7/8 x 12 3/16in.)

Accession Number

B1471

Medium or Technique

Engraving on dark cream antique laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

After the painting Une dame qui prend du thé (A Lady Taking Tea), 1735, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.

Inscription

Que le jeune Damis seroit heureux, Climène,
Si cette bouillante liqueur,
Pouvoit échauffer votre coeur,
Et si le sucre avoit la vertue souveraine
D'adoucir ce qu'en votre humeur,
Cet amant trouve de rigueur.
[How happy young Damis would be, Climène,
If this boiling liquor
Could warm your heart,
And if sugar had the supreme power
Of sweetening in your mood
The sternness that suitor finds.]

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Paris, Lugt 208); by whom given to MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock