J. Becquet, Sculptor
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||257 x 194 mm|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||6|
|Catalogues:||K.52; M.52; T.54; W.48|
|Impressions taken from this plate (96)|
18: Thomas 1874 (cat. no. 54).
Juéry may have not only sold but published copper plates : an etching of studies for La Tricoteuse by Jean Baptiste Millet (1831-1906), dating from the 1850s, bears the stamp of 'M JUÉRY / 27, RUE DE LA / HUCHETTE/ PARIS, so it is likely that the firm published the copper plate. 19
J. Becquet, sculptor was the only portrait published with the 'Thames Set' in 1871 and clearly it has nothing whatsoever to do with the Thames!
19: British Museum 1881,1112.147, on http://www.britishmuseum.org (accessed 2012).
20: Acc. No. 1896.9.