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Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Lully

about 1670-1685
Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 262, only state; IFF 169; Le Blanc 253

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.6 x 12.3 cm (5 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)(the portrait, cut in an oval) Sheet: 1.9 x 11.7 cm (3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)(Lully's name and title, cut in a rectangle)

Accession Number

M26623

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), born Giovanni Battista Lulli, was an opera composer and court composer to Louis XIV.

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA Jenkins Bequest (Lugt 4831); verso of backing sheet, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Washington Irving Jenkins, Clinton, Massachusetts (1848-1917); his bequest to the MFA August 1, 1917

Credit Line

Bequest of Washington Irving Jenkins