- Museum number
- Object: Alexis Piron Né à Dijon le 9 Juillet 1689 Mort à Paris le 21 Janvier 1775
Portrait of Alexis Piron, bust-length, looking to left, with powdered curled wig, and cravat; in oval surmounted by ribbon and festoons, with an empty cartouche below; working proof, before marbled effect added to the corners on each side of the oval; touched in graphite (nose, temple, cravat)
- Production date
- 1775-1800 (circa)
Height: 189 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 128 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Reproduces a sculpted bust by Caffieri.
The lettered state reads: "Alexis Piron / Né à Dijon le 9 Juillet 1689 / Mort à Paris le 21 Janvier 1775", "Hamilton pinx." (after the bust by Caffieri) and "J. [...]phry fecit".
An annotation penciled at the back attributes the plate to Augustin de Saint-Aubin; however, the plate by Saint-Aubin (Bocher cat. No.218) is in reverse (Piron is described as looking to the right, although it could mean his right), and smaller in size (147x87mm).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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