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Edouard Molé

Artist:
Robert Nanteuil (French, Reims 1623–1678 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1653
Medium:
Engraving; second state of three (Petitjean & Wickert)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 × 8 3/16 in. (29.8 × 20.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Bechtel, 1958
Accession Number:
58.580.16
Not on view
Inscription: Surrounding the portrait: EDOARD MOLÉCONSEIL DV ROY EN SES CONSEILS ET PRESIDENT AV PARLEMENT
At bottom center on plaque: DEDIÉ A MESSIRE MATHIEV MOLE / CHEVALIER PREMIER PRESIDENT AV PARLEMENT / ET GARDE DES SCEAVX DE FRANCE. PAR / Son tres humble / Serviteur R. Nantueil
At bottom center: avec privilege

Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On verso at left center: E. De T. Bechtel Collector's stamp of Edwin De Turck Bechtel
On verso at bottom center in red graphite: 17
On verso at bottom center in ink: Mr Mole [...]
Edwin De Turck Bechtel; Donor: Louise Seaman Bechtel (American, 1894–1985)
Petitjean & Wickert 309.173 ii/iii; Adamczak 154.59 Robert-Dumesnil IV.193; Firmin-Didot 1826
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