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Portrait of Charles Perrault

1694
Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707), After François Tortebat (c. 1621–1690)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 292, only state; IFF 156; Le Blanc 287

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.6 x 20.5 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.)(with 2-5 mm margins at the top and sides; trimmed slightly within the platemark at the bottom)

Accession Number

M1811

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a writer and member of the Académie française. He is most famous for his collection of fairy tales, “Tales of Mother Goose,” which includes Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in blue ink, the mark of the MFA Wales Collection (Lugt 2544); verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

George Washington Wales, Boston (1815-1896); his gift to the MFA April 15, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales