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An unknown man, probably a soldier

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • 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 slightly left, within an oval frame of laurel leaves. In front is a sword lying upon a cushion, behind are military trophies and above is a blank shield surmounted by a coronet.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)


mid 17th century (printed)


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

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'N. Pitau sculpsit.'


Height: 30.8 cm, Width: 19.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of an unknown man, probably a soldier, 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.



Subjects depicted

Laurels; Coronet; Soldier; Sword; Man; Shield; Trophies


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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