Artist Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet, French, 1731-1797
Artist after François Boucher, French, 1703-1770
Printer Robbe, French
  • Le depart du courier
  • The Departure of the Courier (translated title)
Date ca. 1766
Medium engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 17 1/8 × 13 inches (43.5 × 33 cm)
Sheet: 17 3/8 × 13 1/8 inches (44.1 × 33.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S111
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, above the dedication: LE DEPART DU COURIER
Inscribed, in plate, lower margin: Dédié à Madame la Marqise de Montesquiou.
Inscribed, below dedication: [a four line inscription in French, partially illegible]
Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower left: Boucher Pinx.
Inscribed, lower center: A Paris chez l'Auteur rue de Tournon près le Luxembourg.
Inscribed, lower right: Beauvarlet Sculp. | Imprimé par Robbé
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: [numeric notations]
May 1885, (H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, New York, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Jean-Richard, Pierette. L'oeuvre gravé de François Boucher. Paris, 1978, no. 298.