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thesis engraving / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2006,0130.1

  • Description

    Thesis of François Marescot, with four columns of letterpress with propositions of universal philosophy, dedicated to Léonor Goyon de Matignon, Bishop of Lisieux, with above the engraved portrait of the dedicatee in bust, turned to the left, in clerical dress; in oval frame with coat of arms in lower part. 1662
    Engraving and letterpress printed on silk

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1662
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 855 millimetres
    • Width: 550 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: 'R. Pater Antonius ad vivum delineavit / Nanteuil sculp.'.
  • Curator's comments

    Petitjean and Wickert did not know any example of the print as used for a thesis, though they suspected that it was made for one. The discovery of this example at auction in Paris proves that it was a thesis, and also gives the date of the examination, 1 August 1662. This therefore must have been more or less the date of the engraving. The printer is given as the widow of Robert Meverelli in Alençon. It was printed on silk as a special presentation copy, and as such would have been framed. This must explain its survival despite its large size.

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  • Bibliography

    • Petitjean & Wickert 1925 153.II bibliographic details
    • Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71 IV.148.172.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Old WPA Studio)

  • Exhibition history

    2007 Jun-Nov. BM, Recent Acquisitions Part I, no cat.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by the donor at the Piasa sale in Paris 20.xi.2005, lot 198, for presentation to the BM

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2006,0130.1

Thesis of François Marescot, with four columns of letterpress with propositions of universal philosophy, dedicated to Léonor Goyon de Matignon, Bishop of Lisieux, with above the engraved portrait of the dedicatee in bust, turned to the left, in clerical dress; in oval frame with coat of arms in lower part.  1662  Engraving and letterpress printed on silk

Thesis of François Marescot, with four columns of letterpress with propositions of universal philosophy, dedicated to Léonor Goyon de Matignon, Bishop of Lisieux, with above the engraved portrait of the dedicatee in bust, turned to the left, in clerical dress; in oval frame with coat of arms in lower part. 1662 Engraving and letterpress printed on silk

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