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Marguerite Henriette de la Briffe, fourth wife of Cardin Le Bret

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (engraved)

  • Date:

    1728 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Drevet, Claude, born 1697 - died 1781 (engraver)
    Rigaud, Hyacinthe, born 1659 - died 1743 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. Fuller in memory of the Reverend A. Fuller and A.W.F. Fuller through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.401-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 120

Physical description

Hand-coloured engraving by Claude Drevet (1697-1781) after Hyacinthe Rigaud; 1728, French. Marguerite Henriette de la Briffe, fourth wife of Cardin Le Bret. Portrait, three-quarter-length, full face, seated, as Ceres. Lettered with 8 lines of French verse 'La Faucille…Coeurs and ‘Hyacinthe Rigaud pinx. Clauds. Drevet sculp. 1728 Marel A Paris chez P. Drevet Graveur du Roy aux Galleries du Louvre.’

Place of Origin

France (engraved)

Date

1728 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Drevet, Claude, born 1697 - died 1781 (engraver)
Rigaud, Hyacinthe, born 1659 - died 1743 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'La faucille…Coeurs'
Lettered with 8 lines of French verse

'Hyacinthe Rigaud pinx. Clauds. Drevet sculp. 1728 Marel A Paris chez P. Drevet Graveur du Roy aux Galleries du Louvre.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 45.8 cm, Width: 32 cm

Object history note

F-D.9, BN:Fonds 5. Later than 3rd state.

Descriptive line

Hand-coloured engraving by Claude Drevet (1697-1781) after Hyacinthe Rigaud; 1728, French. Portrait of Marguerite Henriette de la Briffe, fourth wife of Cardin Le Bret, as Ceres. Lettered with 8 lines of French verse, the names of artist and engraver and date.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1965 pub. HMSO 1966

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Personification; Women

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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