Costumes of the Nobility, 1775

  • Giovanni David, Italian, 1743-1790

Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 9 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches (24.1 × 16.5 cm) Sheet: 15 1/4 × 10 3/4 inches (38.7 × 27.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund

73.172.4

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Exterior
  • Aquatint
  • Aquatint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Etching
  • Italy
  • Full length portrait

Signed, on plate, lower left: David Gen. Inv. fecit.

Watermark, center right edge: [fragment]

Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Habits des Nobles. | Ils donnent tous leurs soins au bien de la Patrie. Boil. Inscribed, in pencil, center bottom edge of sheet: 2

formerly in the collection of the descendants of the artist (Genoa, Italy). 1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Giovanni David, Costumes of the Nobility, 1775, etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund, 73.172.4.