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- Object: Pierre Ronsard Prince des Poetes...
Portrait of poet Ronsard, bust in profile to the right, with Roman cloak, crowned with laurels; in oval on ledge; a reworked version of a plate originally engraved by Léonard Gaultier
- Production date
1676-1700 (original plate)
1755-1765 (reworked version)
Height: 153 millimetres (slightly trimmed)
Width: 110 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is a reworked version of a plate originally engraved in the late 16th century by Leonard Gaultier (for an impression of Gaultier's plate see 1911,0516.1). The portrait has been slightly cropped, and the lettered oval has been replaced by a plain oval on a ledge.
The plate was reworked for Dreux du Radier's "L'Europe Illustre", published by Odieuvre in 1755-65; Odieuvre made much use of restrikes and reworked plates; for comment on "L'Europe Illustre" see 2011,7059.34.
This state, without Odieuvre's address which normally features alongside the bottom,, is not described in the IFF.
- Not on display
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