KudoZ home » French to English » Art/Literary

epreuves

English translation: 95 copies

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
04:36 Aug 9, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: epreuves
I was looking a some artwork. It was described in French with the sizes and the words 95 epreuves under it. I don't know what that means
Nancy Leslie
English translation:95 copies
Explanation:
...
Selected response from:

Boudewijn van Milligen
Local time: 09:32
Grading comment
Thank you. I appreciate your transalation. Merci, merci.
Nancy
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
na +4proof/print
CLS Lexi-tech
naépreuves
Sarah Downing
naimpressions
Mats Wiman
na95 copies
Boudewijn van Milligen


  

Answers


5 mins
95 copies


Explanation:
...

Boudewijn van Milligen
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 29
Grading comment
Thank you. I appreciate your transalation. Merci, merci.
Nancy
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

11 mins
impressions


Explanation:
i.e. 95 printed copies


    Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 133
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

18 mins peer agreement (net): +4
proof/print


Explanation:
artist's proof - One of a small group of prints set aside from an edition for an artist's use; a number of printer's proofs are sometimes also done for a printer's use. An artist's proof is typically one of the first proofs from a limited edition of prints, for the artist's own copyright use, and marked as an A.P., and not numbered. Artist's proofs generally draw a higher price than other impressions. The equivalent in French is épreuve d'artiste, abbreviated E.A.

cfr useful art glossary
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/Art.html

The problem with the above definition is the number 95

Artist's Proof - intended for the artist's personal use. Usually ten percent or more of an edition is reserved as artist's proofs, and these are numbered AP 1/20 or EA 2/20 (for the French épreuve d'artist) on the lower left hand corner of the print.

http://artcafe.net/artcenter/studio/printglossary.htm


proof épreuve n. f.
Déf. :
Tirage d'essai obtenu soit par un procédé photographique, soit par un procédé d'impression, et destiné au contrôle du processus de reproduction des images.
GDT

in photography, however,
print épreuve n. f.
Déf. :
((...)) désigne le tirage positif sur papier.


I hope this is not too confusing.

Paola L M





[Office de la langue française, 1982]





CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 03:32
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yolanda Broad
0 min

agree  Alexandra Hague
6 mins

agree  Youri PIEDBOIS: Without knowing what kind of artwork it is I would translate it by "proofs"
1 hr

agree  Mary Worby
1 hr
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

3 hrs
épreuves


Explanation:
An épreuve can mean a print, so I assume from the context that "95 examples" is meant, i.e. there are only 95 prints of this piece of artwork in existence.


    Collins Robert French dictionary
Sarah Downing
Local time: 03:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 51
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search