Engraved for the Encyclopaedia Londinensis 1807.
Stipple, very large margins. Plate 165 x 114mm. 6½ x 4½".
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière (1622-1673), the French playwright and actor. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
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