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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,0511.11

  • Description

    Drawing for the engraved portrait of Cardinal Mazarin, oval Black and white chalk, on grey paper, over incised lines and partly squared in black chalk

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1661 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 266 millimetres
    • Width: 198 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed: "Le Cardinal Mazarin mort en 1661/Portrait Original Dessine par Simon Voüet"
  • Curator's comments

    Probably an engraver's copy after the drawing by Pierre Mignard that served as the basis for a number of engraved portraits of Mazarin: see Robert Nanteuil (BM impressions R,6.215 and 1864,1114.521); and Pierre Louis van Schuppen (1868,0822.872).

  • Location

    Not on display (French Roy XVIIc)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,0511.11

Drawing for the engraved portrait of Cardinal Mazarin, after (?) P Mignard; head and shoulders to l, looking to front, cap on back of head with curly hair issuing from the sides, moustache and small beard, plain square collar and fastened robe beneath, oval Black chalk, heightened with white; on grey paper

Recto

Drawing for the engraved portrait of Cardinal Mazarin, after (?) P Mignard; head and shoulders to l, looking to front, cap on back of head with curly hair issuing from the sides, moustache and small beard, plain square collar and fastened robe beneath, oval Black chalk, heightened with white; on grey paper

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