- Museum number
- Object: Moliere
Portrait of Moliere, after Mignard; bust-length, facing front and looking to the right, wearing laurel wreath, with moustache and long curly hair, in an ornamental oval frame, with phoenix above, flanked by cherubs with torches and laurels, on plinth with cornucopias and masks; third state
Engraving with etching and stipple, on chine collé
- Production date
- 1822-1838 (circa)
Height: 251 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Engraved after the same portrait as a plate by Cathelin (for impression see 1914,0228.2289), which attributes the design to Pierre Mignard, although it might derive from Nicolas Mignard's portrait in the Comédie Française
This is the third of three states of the plate kept in the Department of Prints and Drawings (for first state see 1914,0228.2290; for second state see 1914,0228.2949).
In this state the faces of the cherubs and of Molière have been slightly altered; most notably, the cherub on the right hand side now glances to the left instead of upwards.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- BM stamp on verso dated 1900.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number