New York, East
29 May 2001
JULES FRÉDÉRIC BOUCHET (Paris 1799-1860)
Figures resting in the courtyard of a Roman villa
signed 'J Bouchet.'
8½ x 10 7/8 in. (217 x 276 mm.)
Lodewijk Houthakker, his mark (not in Lugt).
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P. Fuhring, Design into Art-Drawings for Architecture and Ornament: The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, London, 1989, no.819.
This is a reconstruction of the Triclinium of a house in Pompeii. The house, which dated of the Samnite Period was destroyed during the eruption of the Vesuvius in AD 79. Bouchet published a volume of prints after the antique in 1851-3.
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