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Title: Le Chanteur en Foire (The Village Songster)
Date: 1740
Medium: Etched copperplate
Dimensions: Image: 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches (27.3 x 19.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Gail A. Donson, Class of 1963
Object Number: 82.050.001
Label Text: This copper plate is a survivor of the eighteenth century. Despite its age, and the fact that it has been handled multiple times, it could still produce a relatively clean image were it to be inked. However, where fingerprints have adhered to some areas, such as the blank space below the image, the ink would attach itself to hidden oils and produce a much muddier print than the original. ("Imprint/ In Print," curated by Nancy E. Green with assistance from Christian Waibel '17 and presented at the Johnson Museum August 8 - December 20, 2015)

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