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Laughter

mid 18th–late 18th century
Unidentified artist, 18th century, After Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690)


Dimensions

Sheet: 31.9 x 24.7 cm (12 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.) Platemark: 28.1 x 18.8 cm (11 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

B393

Medium or Technique

Crayon manner

Not On View

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Prints

Although the inscriptions on this print are in English, it is possible that the print is by a French artist, since it is after Charles Le Brun and is on French paper.

Inscription

Inscribed in the plate, top, "Laughter" and "6". Inscribed in the plate, bottom, "Laughter makes ye eye-brows rise . . ."

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock