The portraits are of the seventeenth-century dramatist Molière (1981.223.1) and the eighteenth-century painter Greuze.
Inscription: Written in medallion on front in violet: JEAN BAPTISTE GREUZE.; written in script on back in black: Greuze (Jean Baptiste) Peintre, /né à Tournus près Macon /1726.
Marking: Printed in blue on underside:  SÈVRES./33 below a six-pointed star, in a circle; painted in violet on underside:  Script M.; painted in gold on underside:  D M.; printed in light orange-red on underside:  CHATEAU/DE/COMPIEGNE, a royal crown above, in a circle with serrated edge; written in iron red, almost obliterated:  mark; incised on underside:  various marks
[ Armin B. Allen , New York, until 1981; sold as a pair with 1981.223.1 to MMA ]