Engraving. Plate 185 x 138mm. 7¼ x 5½".
Jean Daurat (1508-1588) was a French poet, scholar and a member of a group known as the Pléiade. Following his studies at college he was presented to King Francis I of France, who then became the court tutor. The Pléiade formed whilst he was director of the College of Coqueret, and their aim was to emulate the seven Greek poets of Alexandria. When in 1556 he was appointed professor of Greek at the College Royal, the King, Charles XI, gave him the title "the King's poet". Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
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