- 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; early state
Engraving with etching and stipple
- Production date
- 1822-1838 (circa)
Height: 208 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 146 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 first of three states of the plate kept in the Department of Prints and Drawings (for second state see 1914,0228.2949, for third state see 1914,0228.2287).
In this state the background is stippled (instead of being coevered with cross-hatching as it is the case in the second state). Thin wavy lines have yet to be added around the frame in the lower part.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- BM stamp on verso dated 1900.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number