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Presumed Portrait of Phocion

Artist:
Bernard Picart (French, Paris 1673–1733 Amsterdam)
Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Red chalk. Faintly squared in red chalk. Framing lines in black chalk.
Dimensions:
8 5/16 x 5 7/8 in. (21.9 x 14.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.100.2
Not on view
Inscription: In red chalk below: "Pyrgoteles Epoiei" [in Greek. Translation: Pyrgoteles fecit]; in red chalk to right of bust: "Phokionos" [in Greek].
Captain Edward G. Spencer-Churchill (according to vendor); Vendor: Yvonne Ffrench (British, born 1901)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cameo Appearances," March 8, 2005–January 29, 2006.

Bean and Turcic 1986.242
Ann Percy, Ulrich W. Hiesinger A Scholar Collects: Selections from the Anthony Morris Clark Bequest. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1980, cat. no. 19 (under), p. 31.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 242, pp. 214-215, ill.

James David Draper "Cameo Appearances." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 65, no. 4, 2008, Spring 2008, fig. no. 8, p. 9, ill.



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