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Print - Self-portrait of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Self-portrait of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier
    Beauvais, Nicolas Dauphin de
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Self-portrait of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beauvais, Nicolas Dauphin de (engraver)
    Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (artist)
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.145-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Q, shelf 15

Physical description

Self portrait of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier. Head and shoulders, facing right, within an oval border with letters, and flanked by scrolls upon which rest a globe and books

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

ca.1745 (published)

Artist/maker

Beauvais, Nicolas Dauphin de (engraver)
Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (artist)
Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Architecturam Universam Libris IV Tractavit. J. A. Meissonnier ad vivum del. N. D. de Beauvais perfecit. A Paris ches Huquier rue St. Jacque au coin de celle des Mathurins C.P.R. '
Lettered with name of sitter and

Dimensions

Height: 37.8 cm, Width: 27.3 cm

Object history note

From 'Oeuvre de Juste Aurèle Meissonnier', a volume of engravings after the works of the French designer, architect and goldsmith, Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (1695-1750). These were issued in three editions between1742 and 1750. The designs of Meissonnier had previously been published in printed sets or cahiers by Chereau the publisher; these were advertised in the Mercure in March 1734.

Descriptive line

Self portrait of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier from 'Oeuvre de Juste Aurèle Meissonnier', engraved by Nicolas Dauphin de Beauvais; published by Huquier, Paris, ca.1745.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.
Donnell, Edna. Juste Surele Meissonnier and the Rococo Style. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. Dec, 1941, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 254-260

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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