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Portrait of Jean de la Fontaine

about 1690-1700
Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707), After Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 230; IFF 168, an intermediate state between ii/iii and iii/iii, with the initials "LF" in place of the coat of arms, and Edelinck's name effaced, but before the Gautrot et Joullain publication line; Le Blanc 199

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.2 x 19.8 cm (10 5/16 x 7 13/16 in.) Platemark: 25.4 x 19 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M26615

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695) was a writer, poet, and fabulist.

Markings

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