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Jean-Baptiste de Grateloup

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Portrait of the Poet, John Dryden

18th century
103 x 72 mm (4.1 x 2.8 in.)

Jean-Baptiste de Grateloup, French, (1735–1817)
After Godfrey Kneller, British (English), (1646–1723)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving, stipple, and drypoint on thin laid paper partially mounted down on heavier laid sheet with platemark
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “IB Grateloup s.”; inscribed in plate, lower center: “L Dryden”
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi 4 ii/ii (vol. 2, p. 349); Firmin-Didot 885 (vol. 1, p. 308); see Carlson and Ittmann, cat. no. 67; Courboin (vol. 2, p. 98), not numbered.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1940
Accession Number: 1940.D1.109

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  • literature (writings)
  • male portraits
  • poets
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m

  • plate Dimensions: 103 x 72 mm (4.1 x 2.8 in.)

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