Artist Nicolas Delaunay, French, 1739-1792
Artist after Pierre Antoine Baudouin, French, 1723-1769
  • The Indiscrete Spouse
Date 1771
Medium engraving and etching in ink on laid paper
Dimensions Image: 13 5/8 × 10 5/8 inches (34.6 × 27 cm)
Plate: 18 1/2 × 13 5/8 inches (47 × 34.6 cm)
Sheet: 25 1/2 × 17 3/4 inches (64.8 × 45.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Miscellaneous Gifts Fund
Accession Number F72.283.115
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Marked, watermark, center of sheet: [Van Gelder device]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Peint a Gou[illegible] par P.A. Baudouin Peintre du Roi.
Inscribed, lower right: Grave par N. De Launay 1771.
Inscribed, center bottom margin: L'EPOUSE INDISCRETE. | A son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Christian IV, | Prince Palatin du Rhin, Duc Regnani des veux Ponts
Inscribed, bottom left edge: A Paris ches l'Auteur rue de la Bucherie la 1ere. porte cochere | au dessous de la rue des Rats.
Inscribed, center bottom edge: AVEC PRIVILEGE DU ROI.
Inscribed, bottom right edge: Par ses tres Humbleses tres Obeissans Serviteurs, | Baudouin et De Launay.
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: Property of Will Rogers Paris.
Inscribed, in black ink, lower right corner, recto and brown pencil, lower left corner, verso: 63 [circled]
Will Rogers (Paris, France).
(Kennedy Gallery and Edith Cole Silberstein);
1972-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)