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Rene Des-cartes Ch.er Seig.r Du-perron... / Collection de tous les portraits célèbres

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1901,1022.232

  • Title (object)

    • Rene Des-cartes Ch.er Seig.r Du-perron...

    Title (series)

    • Collection de tous les portraits célèbres
  • Description

    Portrait of philosopher René Descartes, after Frans Hals; bust-length, turned to right and looking to front, with long hair, wearing plain white collar; in oval Etching and stipple

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1820s
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 192 millimetres (trimmed within plate-mark)
    • Width: 120 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: "Dessiné d'après le portrait Original de Franc Hals qui est au Musée royal, et Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu", and title.
  • Curator's comments

    Presumably from "Collection de tous les portraits célèbres", a series of stipple portraits executed by Tardieu in 1820-28.

    Painting by Frans Hals, 1649, in Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (on permanent loan from Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek), inv.no.998; see S. Slive. 'Frans Hals', exh.cat. Washington-London- Haarlem, 1989, London-Munich, cat.no.66. The painting mentioned in on this plate ("portrait Original qui est au Musée Royal", meaning in the Musée du Louvre in Paris) is a copy after Frans Hals (inv.no.1317).

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  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits French)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1901

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1901,1022.232

Portrait of philosopher René Descartes, after Frans Hals; bust-length, turned to right and looking to front, with long hair, wearing plain white collar; in oval Etching and stipple

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Portrait of philosopher René Descartes, after Frans Hals; bust-length, turned to right and looking to front, with long hair, wearing plain white collar; in oval Etching and stipple

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