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Object: René Descartes
Series: Collection des Grands Hommes
Portrait of French philosopher René Descartes, bust directed to left, with long brown hair, moustache and small beard, and wearing brown cloak and white collar; against dark green background; in oval. 1794
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Height: 326 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 243 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of the 'Collection des Grand Hommes' series, see 1871,1209.735 for comment.
Plate advertised in "Mercure" 5 April 1794.
Design attributed to Garnerey on plate, but presumably after the painting by Frans Hals (Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, on permanent loan from Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, inv.no.998; see S. Slive. 'Frans Hals', exh.cat. Washington-London- Haarlem, 1989, London-Munich, cat.no.66; also see copy in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv.no.1317).
- Not on display
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