Artist Louis Crépy, French, born 1680
Title
  • Watteau
Date ca. 1727
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 8 × 5 1/2 inches (20.3 × 14 cm)
Sheet: 11 1/8 × 8 1/8 inches (28.3 × 20.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S337
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark, partial, along center edge
Stamped, in blue ink, verso: JAMES E. SCRIPPS
Marks, in brown ink, edges of the sheet: [ruled by hand]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: Ipse se pinxit
Inscribed, lower right: L. Crepy filius Sculp
Inscribed, lower left edge of plate: à Paris chez Geraint pont Notre Dame
Inscribed, in plate, below image, center: A. WATEAU (sic) | Avec un air-aise, si vif, Et si nouveau, | Wateau dans ce qu'il peint, montre tant de genie: | Que les moindres subjets de son heureux pinceau, | Des Graces, des amours, semblent tenir la vie. J. verduc
Inscribed, in pencil, lower right corner of sheet: 121 (crossed-out) | 50
Inscribed, in brown ink: 1500
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: [illegible numeric notations]
August 1885, N.C. Perkins;
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Eighteenth-Century French Prints from Midwest Collections. Exh. cat., Dayton Art Institute. Dayton, 1984, no. 13.