Louis Léopold Boilly, 1805 - Portrait of a Boy - fine art print
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General description as provided by the museum (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Dressed stylishly, in emulation of Mameluke warriors who came to Paris with Napoleon from Egypt after 1798, this puckish boy clutches his toys jealously—even as he holds out the possibility of a ball toss. The early history of the portrait remains unknown, as does the child’s identity, though the well-appointed interior and overall effect of playful indulgence point to aristocratic origins. The canvas is considerably larger than the estimated 4,500 bust-length portraits that Boilly produced.
Piece of art information
|Name of the artwork:||"Portrait of a Boy"|
|General category:||modern art|
|Year of creation:||1805|
|Age of artwork:||more than 210 years old|
|Painted on:||oil on canvas|
|Original size (artwork):||28 7/16 × 23 3/8 in (72,3 × 59,4 cm)|
|Exhibited in:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Location of the museum:||New York City, New York, United States of America|
|Website of the museum:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Courtesy of:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, 2019|
|Artwork creditline:||Gift of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, 2019|
About the artist
|Artist:||Louis Léopold Boilly|
|Gender of the artist:||male|
|Country of origin:||France|
|Died at the age of:||84 years|
|Year of birth:||1761|
|Year of death:||1845|
About this item
|Article type:||fine art reproduction|
|Manufacturing process:||UV print / digital printing|
|Production:||made in Germany|
|Stock type:||production on demand|
|Product use:||art print gallery, home design|
|Alignment of the artwork:||portrait alignment|
|Image ratio:||1 : 1.2 - length : width|
|Aspect ratio interpretation:||the length is 20% shorter than the width|
|Available material choices:||acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)|
|Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"|
|Poster print (canvas paper):||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material):||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Picture frame:||not available|
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- Canvas print: The canvas print, not to be confused with a canvas painting, is a digital copy printed onto cotton canvas. It produces the sculptural impression of three dimensionality. Furthermore, a canvas generates a nice, pleasant effect. How do I hang a canvas print on my wall? Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without the help of additional wall-mounts. That is why, a canvas print is suitable for all kinds of walls.
- Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with an outstanding depth, which makes a contemporary look throuch a non-reflective surface structure. The Aluminium Dibond Print is the excellent introduction to the sophisticated world of fine art replicas made with aluminum. Colors are luminous in the highest definition, fine details appear clear and crisp.
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- Printed acrylic glass (with real glass coating): An acrylic glass print, often denoted as a an art print on plexiglass, makes an original into wonderful wall décor and is a viable alternative option to dibond or canvas art prints. Your favorite artwork is manufactured with state-of-the-art UV direct printing technology. The effect of this are vibrant and sharp colors. The great advantage of an acrylic glass fine art print is that contrasts as well as small image details will be more recognizeable thanks to the granular gradation of the print. The acrylic glass protects your custom art print against light and external influences for between 40-60 years.
This modern art piece of art with the title Portrait of a Boy was created by the romanticist master Louis Léopold Boilly in 1805. The original was painted with the size: 28 7/16 × 23 3/8 in (72,3 × 59,4 cm) and was painted with the techinque oil on canvas. The work of art is in the the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. With courtesy of - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, 2019 (license - public domain). The creditline of the artwork is: Gift of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, 2019. On top of that, alignment is portrait and has a ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter Louis Léopold Boilly was an artist from France, whose style can primarily be classified as Romanticism. The Romanticist painter lived for a total of 84 years, born in the year 1761 and died in the year 1845.
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