Bal Chinois

"Charles Eisen, engraved by Jean Charles François"ca. 1756-1769

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: Bal Chinois
  • Creator: "Charles Eisen, engraved by Jean Charles François"
  • Date Created: ca. 1756-1769
  • Subject Keywords: Chinoiserie
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed in plate margin, lower left: “C. Eisen pinxit”; inscribed in plate margin, lower right: “Avec Privilège; Chés François Graveur, au Triangle d’Or; Hôtel des Ursins, derriere S. Denis de la Chartre. Et à la Comette”; inscribed in lower margin, center: “BAL CHINOIS / Tiré du Cabinet de M. le Comte de La Vaulx de Vrecourt, Officier de Gendarmerie.”
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2010
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching and engraving on medium-weight off-white laid paper
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: According to Carlier, François engraved six prints after Eisen. Of these, four were dated 1756. The latest possible date would be 1769, upon the death of François.
  • Dimensions: 1778
  • Bibliography: Adrien Carlier, Charles Eisen de Valenciennes, volume 4 of the series Cercle archéologique et historique de Valenciennes (Valenciennes, 1966), p. 263
  • Associated People: Designed by Charles Eisen (French, 1720-1778), Engraved by Jean Charles François (French, 1717-1769)
  • Accession Number: 2010.8.1