- 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; second state
Engraving with etching and stipple
- Production date
- 1822-1838 (circa)
Height: 274 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 181 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 second of three states of the plate kept in the Department of Prints and Drawings (for first state see 1914,0228.2290, for third state see 1914,0228.2287).
In this state the background is now completely covered with cross-hatching (instead of the stippled background of the first state) and slightly wavy lines have been added all around the frame in the lower part. The face of the cherubs and of Molière have not been altered.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- BM stamp on verso dated 1900.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number