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La Mort a Révélé le Secret de sa Vie (Death has Revealed the Secret of His Life)

Artist:
Gilles Demarteau (French, Liège 1722–1776 Paris)
Artist:
After Charles Nicolas Cochin II (French, Paris 1715–1790 Paris)
Date:
mid-18th century
Medium:
Crayon-manner engraving in red ink
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 9/16 x 13 3/16 in. (21.8 x 33.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.620.23
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: C.N. Cochin filius inv. et delin.
At lower right: Demarteau l'Ainé sculp
At bottom center: Nempè quod injecit secreta modestia, velum / Scinditur, et vitae gloria morte patet Aufon. / LA MORT A RÉVÉLÉ LE SECRET DE SA VIE.

Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Portalis et Beraldi I.Part 2.724.43; L. 141; Jombert 294
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