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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:
Simon Charles Miger (French, Nemours 1736–1820 Paris)
Artist:
After Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (French, Paris 1715–1783 Amsterdam)
Sitter:
Laurent Cars (French, Lyons 1699–1771 Paris)
Date:
mid-18th century
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 15/16 x 10 5/8 in. (40.5 x 27 cm) Plate: 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (27 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.24(9)
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: LAURENT CARS / Graveur du Roi Conseiller / en son Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture.
At lower left: Peing par Peronneau P.tre du Roi.
At lower right: Gravé par Miger.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at bottom center: [Illegible script] les figures 6th
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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