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Jean Jacques Rousseau

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1766 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Purcell, Richard (engraver)
    Ramsay, Allan, born 1713 - died 1784 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 75

Physical description

Portrait, half-length in fur cap and fur-trimmed gown, facing slightly right, with left hand placed on breast.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1766 (printed)


Purcell, Richard (engraver)
Ramsay, Allan, born 1713 - died 1784 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'A. Ramsay Londini pinxt. 1766. C. Corbutt fecit'
Lettered with name of sitter, Latin motto and



Height: 35.2 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Jean Jacques Rousseau in a fur cap and fur-trimmed gown. Mezzotint by Richard Purcell after Allan Ramsay, 1761.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Production Note

C. Corbutt was an alias of the engraver Richard Purcell (died ca.1766). The original portrait was painted in 1766.



Subjects depicted

Writer; Philosopher; Fur


Prints; Portraits; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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