Henry Gillaume Chatillon

French, b.1780, d.1856

Enfant a l’oie - Le tireur d’épine

  • Engraving
  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • 447 x 599mm
  • 73/101

This print is a page from the multi-volume 'Musée Francais; receuil des plus beaux tableaux, statues, et bas-reliefs qui existaient au Louvre avant 1815'. This monumental 1829 publication documented the contents of the Louvre Museum during the Napoleonc era when it had housed art treasures from all over occupied Europe.

The statue of the boy with the goose is still at the Louvre, the statue of the boy withdrawing a thorn is in the Capitoline Musem, Rome.