Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Portrait of Jean-Baptist Silva,

Engraving on laid paper

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 495 x 362 mm (19.5 x 14.3 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Gravé à Paris, par G.F. Schmidt, graveur du Roy, en 1742”

Watermark: Unidentified watermark

Accession number: 1946.D2.1

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1946

The image depicts Jean-Baptist Silva, who was on the medical faculty at the Sorbonne.

Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi 53 (vol. 3, p. 325); Firmon-Didot 2178 (vol. 2, p. 386); Courboin (vol. 2, p. 37) unnumbered.

Work Type: print

Related Works: After the painting of 1740 by Hyacinthe Rigaud

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