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Bernard Picart
Portrait of Roger de Piles
about 1709


Artist: Bernard Picart (1673-1733)
Title: Portrait of Roger de Piles
Date: about 1709
School: French XVIIIth century
Medium: etching with some engraving
Dimensions: 290 x 205mm (plate), 330 x 243mm (sheet)
Watermark: indistinct

Inscriptions/marks: in the plate lower left <<Bernardus Picart fecit aqua forti 1704.>>, in the plate lower margin <<Rogerius de Piles Nivernensis Eques etc….Natus Clameciaci anno 1635. Obijt 5 Aprill, anni 1709 aetatis 74>>, in the plate lower right <<Picart Romanus ex C.P.R.>>
Condition: Brilliant impression on laid paper with wide margins of the third state
Description: Portrait of the art critic and theorist Roger de Piles reissued with additional inscription to mark his death in 1709. (See Yale Art Museum for earlier state from 1704). Le Blanc 588 iii/iii