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Mademoiselle La Chevaliere D'Eon de Beaumont

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1886,1221.13

  • Title (object)

    • Mademoiselle La Chevaliere D'Eon de Beaumont
  • Description

    Portrait in female costume, half-length to right in three-quarter profile, wearing large mob cap and a Croix de Saint-Louis at his neck; after Richard Cosway; scratched-letter proof without title. 1787
    Stipple printed in brownish ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1787
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 173 millimetres
    • Width: 112 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below the image 'R. Cosway R.A. delt. 1787 / Thos. Chambers Sculpt. / Published July 12th. 1787 by B. Beale Evans, Poultry, London'.
  • Bibliography

    • Daniell 66 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1886,1221.13


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