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An unknown man, probably an admiral

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pitau, Nicolas the elder I, born 1632 - died 1671 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3239-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 36, box A

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, facing left, within an oval frame of laurel leaves. In front is a sceptre lying upon a cushion embroidered with three coronets, at each side and behind are naval trophies and above is a coat of arms surmounted by a coronet.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)

Date

mid 17th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Pitau, Nicolas the elder I, born 1632 - died 1671 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'N. Pitau sculp.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 19.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of an unknown man, probably an admiral, engraving by Nicolas Pitau I, mid-17th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Laurels; Admiral; Coat of arms; Man; Coronet; Trophies

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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