A Masquerader at a Coffee Shop, 1775

  • Giovanni David, Italian, 1743-1790

Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 9 3/8 × 6 1/2 inches (23.8 × 16.5 cm) Sheet: 15 1/2 × 10 3/4 inches (39.4 × 27.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund

73.172.1

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Interior
  • 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.

Inscribed, in plate, lower left edge of image: Divers | PORTRAITS | graves a l'eau-forte, | et dedies | a Mr DOMINIQUE CORVI | Peintre Celebre | par | JEAN DAVID GENOIS | Son Eleve. | A VENISE. 1775. Inscribed, in plate; lower center: Le Masque au Caffe. | Laissons-la, croyez-moi, le Monde tel qu'il est Boil. Sat. 10.

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

You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 22; 24 (ill.); 127–128, cat. 13.

Giovanni David, A Masquerader at a Coffee Shop, 1775, etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund, 73.172.1.