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Portrait of Israel Silvestre

about 1670-1690
Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707), After Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 319, iii/iii; IFF 125; Le Blanc 315, iii/iii

Dimensions

Sheet: 44.6 x 32.6 cm (17 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.) Platemark: 35.1 x 24.7 cm (13 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M26161

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Israel Silvestre (1621-1691) was a draftsman and printmaker. He was appointed dessinateur et graveur du Roy in 1662 and drawing master to the Dauphin in 1673. He etched the view of Paris that appears at the bottom of this print.

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Horatio Greenough Curtis, Boston (1844-1922)(from the Morgan sale 34); his gift to the MFA April 1, 1916

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis