Edme Bovinet

France, b.1767, d.1832

Le maitre d’école

  • Engraving
  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • 609 x 448mm
  • 73/98

This print is a page from the multi-volume 'Musée Francais; receuil des plus beaux tableaux, statues, et bas-reliefs qui existaient au Louvre avant 1815'. This monumental 1829 publication documented the contents of the Louvre Museum during the Napoleonc era when it had housed art treasures from all over occupied Europe.

The original painting of the same name, by Adriaen van Ostade (1610–1685 ) is in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Compare British Museum registration number: 1856,0712.483