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Portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Artist:
Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, Paris 1736–1807 Paris)
Artist:
After Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French, Saint-Quentin 1704–1788 Saint-Quentin)
Date:
1777
Medium:
Etching and engraving; fourth state of four (Bocher)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/16 × 9 15/16 in. (33.1 × 25.2 cm) Plate: 11 5/16 × 8 1/2 in. (28.7 × 21.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.67.2(1)
Not on view
This portrait was included in the first volume of Julie ou la nouvelle Héloïse Lettres de deux amans habitans d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes, collected and published by J.J. Rousseau, London, published from 1774 to 1783.
Inscription: At bottom center: J.J. ROUSSEAU.
At lower left: De la Tour Pinx.
At lower right: A. de St. Aubin sculp.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Albert Besombes
Bocher 90.243 iv/iv
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