Auguste Thomas Marie III Blanchard

France, b.1819, d.1898

Figure Of A Boy In Rocky Landscape

  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • Engraving
  • 244 x 202mm
  • 78/85

This print depicts a painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) and originated in the folio 'Galerie Aguado, choix des principaux tableaux de la Galerie de Mr le Marquis de las Marismas del Guadalquivir', a set of plates reproducing the main works from the Aguado collection, published by Gavard in 1839-47.

The Aguado collection was sold in 1843 (Times, 1 April 1843, p.5) and the painting depicted in this print is now in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dole, France (inventory number CH 19) where it is recorded as being after, rather than by, Murillo.

Compare British Museum Registration numbers 1849,1031.148 and 1872,1012.6191

See the catalogue of the Aguado Collection at the French National Library

See the painting