Artists and Amateurs

Artists and Amateurs: Etching in
Eighteenth-Century France

Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

What distinguishes an amateur from a professional printmaker artist? When is a copy not a copy? Discover the answers to these questions in the context of eighteenth-century France with Jonathan Bober, Rena Hoisington, and Perrin Stein.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France.

Education programs are made possible by The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust.

Above: Jacques François Joseph Saly (French, 1717–1776). Design for a Vase with Two Mermaids, from the "Vases" series (detail), 1746. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1954 (54.636.6)

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Honoré Daumier  (French, 1808–1879) | A Theater Audience (detail), 19th century | 1972.118.203

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