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Portrait of Moliere, after Pierre Mignard; bust-length, facing front and looking to the right, wearing laurel wreath, with moustache and long curly hair, in oval surmounted by a feston, and with below various attributes (lyre, masks, trumpet etc) on a plinth; illustration to Bret's edition of Molière's works (Paris: compagnie des Libraires associés, 1773, 6 vols in-8º)
Engraving and engraving, on chine collé
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Height: 211 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 139 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For later state (with sitter's face altered) see 1914,0228.2289.
The plate was exhibited at the 1772 Salon (No302). The inscription attributes the design to Pierre Mignard but the portrait appears to derive from Nicolas Mignard's painting in the Comédie-Française.
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