Young Boy, Facing Right, 1777


Gift of John E. Andrus IIIexpand_more  2010.67.51

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Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine was a French painter and printmaker active in Poland in the late 18th century. Norblin's charming miniature etchings, representing mostly male heads, street sellers, and vagabonds, reflect both in subject and technique the profound influence of Rembrandt's prints. Norblin was also drawn to Polish subjects, capturing the unfamiliar, exotic world around him in his depictions of men with colossal fur hats and curled moustaches, Cossacks, and Polish historical figures.

Young Boy, Facing Right
Artist Life
(born France), 1745–1830
Accession Number
John E. Andrus III, Wayzata, MN
Catalogue Raisonne
Cologne 1989, cat. no. 98; Hillemacher 79
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