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Portrait of Henri-Louis Le Kain

Artist:
Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, Paris 1736–1807 Paris)
Artist:
After Simon Bernard Le Noir (French, Paris 1729–1791 Paris)
Publisher:
Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, Paris 1736–1807 Paris)
Date:
1788
Medium:
Engraving; third state of three (Bocher)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 13/16 × 10 7/8 in. (40.2 × 27.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.756-1353
Not on view
Inscription: At top center: LE KAIN
At bottom center beneath portrait on pedestal: Le voila done connu, ce secret plein d'horreur! / Zaïre, Acte IV, scène V.
At bottom center on pedestal: Dedié, par l'Amour Filial, / aux Mânes de Henri Louis Le Kain / Pensionnaire du Roi
At lower left: Peint par S.B. Le Noire, Peintre du Roi.
At lower irght: Gravé par Aug. de St. Aubin, Graveur du Roi et de sa Bibliotheque
At bottom center: Se Vend à Paris chez l'Auteur, rue des Prouvaires no. 54. Et chez M. Le Kain [M. Le Kain crossed out in graphite] fils, rue du Four St. Germain, No. 36. A.P.D.R.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Bocher 49.128 iii/iii; Firmin-Didot II.2084
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