Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Portrait of the Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704),

Engraving on laid paper

Ninth of fifteen states, before the dots after the painter’s name and “pinxit”

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 508 x 346 mm (20 x 13.6 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: “Petrus Drevet sculpsit 1723”; with full inscription in lower margin; inscribed in pencil on verso by Frederick Keppel (1845–1912), New York dealer from whom Davison presumably purchased the print

Accession number: 1940.D1.93

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1940

Bibliography: Firmin-Didot 12 iv (1876, p. 99); Firmin-Didot, Portraits 489 iv (vol. 1, pp. 172–73); Courboin 514 (vol. 2, p. 23); Carlson and Ittmann, cat. 8; Portalis and Beraldi 61 (vol. 2, p. 22).

Work Type: print

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