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Clemens Marotius Primus Sui Temporis Poeta Gallicus

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boyvin, René (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 5

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, left profile.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


mid 16th century (printed)


Boyvin, René (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed with monogram

'Clemens Marotius Primus Sui Temporis Poeta Gallicus.'
Lettered with motto in French and

Stamped with the mark of the collection of Wilhelm Eduard Drugulin (1825-1879) (Lugt 2612)


Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Clément Marot, engraving by René Boyvin, mid-16th century.

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

Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Robert-Dumesnil, A.P.F. Le Peintre-Graveur Français. Paris: G. Warée, 1835-71.
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.



Subjects depicted

Poet; Translator


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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