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Portrait of Laurent Cars, from Gravures de Boucher pour les Oeuvres de Molière [Figures de Boucher pour Molière]

Series/Portfolio:
Gravures de Boucher pour les Oeuvres de Molière (Figures de Boucher pour Molière)
Artist:
Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, Paris 1736–1807 Paris)
Artist:
After Charles Nicolas Cochin II (French, Paris 1715–1790 Paris)
Sitter:
Laurent Cars (French, Lyons 1699–1771 Paris)
Date:
1768
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/4 x 5 11/16 in. (21 x 14.5 cm) Plate: 8 x 5 7/16 in. (20.3 x 13.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.24(8)
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: LAURENT CARS / Graveur du Roy et Conseiller en son Academie / de Peinture et Sculpture.
At lower left: Dessiné par C.N. Cochin 1750.
At lower right: Gravé par Aug. de St. Aubin 1768.
At bottom centere: se vend à Paris chez l'Auteur Rue des Mathurins au petit Hotel de Clugny.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Louis Olry-Roederer; Emmanuel Martin; Vendor: Rosenbach, Philadelphia
Cohen 712; Sander 1368; Lewine 361; Portalis et Berald .I. 319; Bulletin des Beaux-Arts, 2e année, 1884-5, Appendix p. 43 1401-1438; "Les Illustrations de Boucher pour Molière" by P. Bjurstrom in Figura, n.s. 1959, p. 138-152
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