Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Portrait of Jean de La Bruyére,

Color mezzotint and mixed methods with hand coloring on wove paper

Print impression quality: Good

Dimensions (Plate): 250 x 208 mm (9.8 x 8.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 274 x 214 mm (10.8 x 8.4 in.)

Inscribed below image: “Gravé par P.M. Alix d’aprés le Tableau qui étoit a l’Academie Francaise”

Watermark: No watermark

Accession number: 1944.D1.2

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1944

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Unidentified collector’s mark (recto, lower right).

The image depicts Jean de La Bruyére, born 1645.

Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi (vol. 1, p. 25); F.-D. I, 9, 37?; see Carlson and Ittmann, cat. III

Work Type: print

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