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Portrait of Jean de La Bruyére

late 18th century - early 19th century
18th/19th century
250 x 208 mm (9.8 x 8.2 in.)

Pierre-Michel Alix, French, (1762–1817)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color mezzotint and mixed methods with hand coloring on wove paper
Print impression quality: Good
Marks: Inscribed below image: “Gravé par P.M. Alix d’aprés le Tableau qui étoit a l’Academie Francaise”
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Unidentified collector’s mark (recto, lower right).
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi (vol. 1, p. 25); F.-D. I, 9, 37?; see Carlson and Ittmann, cat. 111.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944
Accession Number: 1944.D1.2

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  • color intaglio
  • male portraits
  • oval images
  • 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: 250 x 208 mm (9.8 x 8.2 in.)

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