Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

Made:
1791 in Paris
printer:
Bélin
maker:
Antoine Louis François Sergent-Marceau

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Portrait of Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. Aquatint: Hand-coloured with text beneath, portrait of Bernard Le Bovier
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Aquatint: Hand-coloured with text beneath, portrait of Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), Sergent A.L.F. delt. et Sculpt. 1791, chez Blin, Imprimeur en Taille Douce, Place Maubert, No.17, vis-a-vis la Rue des 3 Portes, Paris. A.P.D.R. 1791; col. 33x23cm., platemark 24.7x16.5cm., image 15x13cm. oval. Lettered in the plate, t.l.: B. - Numbered, t.r.: No.15. - Four pinholes centred to platemark. - Details of birth and death containing title, around ornamental monogram [JFB?]; Portrait, HS to R, looking front; aged about 70

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1989-209/1
Materials:
aquatint, paper
Measurements:
image (oval): 150 mm x 130 mm
platemark: 247 mm x 165 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints
status:
Permanent collection

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