Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1763 - Head of a Young Boy - fine art print

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This artpiece was made by Jean-Baptiste Greuze. The original measures the size: 18 7/8 x 15 3/8 in (47,9 x 39,1 cm) and was made with the techinque of oil on canvas. The artwork belongs to the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. With courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931 (public domain license). In addition, the artpiece has the creditline: The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931. Besides, the alignment is portrait with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Jean-Baptiste Greuze was a male painter of French nationality, whose artistic style can be attributed mainly to Rococo. The artist lived for a total of 80 years, born in 1725 in Tournus, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France and died in 1805.

What does the curator team of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art say about the artwork created by Jean-Baptiste Greuze? (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

At the 1763 Salon Greuze showed the present head study. The head of a boy then belonged to the drawings collector Pierre Jean Mariette (1694–1774) and it was included in his 1775 estate sale under number 24. Relatively rough brushwork—the individual strokes are not disguised—is used throughout. This is deliberate, and typical of character studies made by Greuze from the model as opposed to commissioned portraits.

Background data about the original work of art

Title of the work of art: "Head of a Young Boy"
Artwork categorization: painting
General category: classic art
Temporal classification: 18th century
Year of creation: 1763
Artwork age: over 250 years old
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original artwork size: 18 7/8 x 15 3/8 in (47,9 x 39,1 cm)
Museum / location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum's website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Artwork creditline: The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931

Contextual artist information

Name: Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Also known as: jean bapt. greuze, J.B. Greüse, Jean-Bapt. Greuze, J.B Greuse, Greuze Jean-Baptiste, Cruise Jean-Baptiste, Greuze, Creuse Jean-Baptiste, Grueze, greuze j. b., J. B. Greuze, D'apres M. Greuze, Gruise, Gruse, jean b. greuze, De Gruse, Greuse Jean-Baptiste, J. B. Greuzes, Grouse Jean-Baptiste, J. Baptist Greuze, M. Greuze, Grouse, Gruze, Gruese, joh. bapt. greuze, M. Greuse, Greuzes, Johann Baptist Greuze, greuze jean baptiste, I.B. Greuze, J. Bapt. Greuze, J.-B. Greuze, Gruce, Gruize, jan bapt. greuze, Gruze Jean-Baptiste, John Baptist Greuze, Greuse, greuze jean-baptiste, Jean Baptiste Greuze, Creuse, jean baptist greuze, J.-B. Greuse, jan baptiste greuze, Greuzs, Greuze J.-B., greuze j.b., J. B. Greuse, Greuze Jan Bapt., Grenze, i. b. greuze, J. P. Greuze, Greuz, g. b. greuze, Grëz Zhan-Batist, Creuze, גרץ ז'אן בפטיסט, Greuze Jean Baptiste, Gruce Jean-Baptiste, De Gruse Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Attribué a Greuze, J.B. Greuze, Creuze Jean-Baptiste, jan-baptiste greuze
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: French
Jobs of the artist: painter
Home country: France
Artist classification: old master
Styles: Rococo
Life span: 80 years
Born: 1725
Town of birth: Tournus, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
Died: 1805
Place of death: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Item information

Product type: art print
Reproduction method: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV print / digital printing
Product Origin: German production
Stock type: production on demand
Product usage: wall decoration, wall gallery
Alignment: portrait alignment
Side ratio: (length : width) 1 : 1.2
Meaning of aspect ratio: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available choices: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Art print framing: not available

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