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Melchior de Polignac

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chéreau, I, François the elder I le vieux, born 1680 - died 1729 (engraver)
    Rigaud, Hyacinthe, born 1659 - died 1743 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.4440-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 6

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, three-quarter-length, facing slightly left, seated in an armchair, supporting a bound copy of his Anti-Lucretius on his knees.

Place of Origin

France (printed)

Date

early 18th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Chéreau, I, François the elder I le vieux, born 1680 - died 1729 (engraver)
Rigaud, Hyacinthe, born 1659 - died 1743 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

With the mark of the collection of the Rev. George Leigh Blake (2nd half of 19th century) (variant of Lugt 1172)

Dimensions

Height: 45.1 cm cut, Width: 34.3 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Melchior de Polignac, engraving by François Chereau after Hyacinthe Rigaud, early 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris: É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Bibliothèque National. Inventaire du Fonds Français. Paris: M. le Garrec, 1930.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Production Note

2nd state.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Archbishop; Cardinal

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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