J.B. Poquelin de Moliere.Née a Paris en 1629m M. le 17 Fevrier 1673,
A Paris chez le Sr. De Mailly, Quay de l'Ecole près le Louvre. Avec Privilege du Roy.
Engraving, platemark 460 x 355mm (18 x 14"). Small margins.
Molière (1622 - 1673) actor and playwright. Born Jean Baptiste Poquelin, he took the stage name of Molière c.1644 and is considered one one of all French writers for his satirical plays such as 'Tartuffe' (1664-9) and 'Le Misanthrope' (1665). Engraved after the portrait by Sébastien Bourdon (Montpellier 1616- Paris 1671), who, after a period in Rome, became court painter to Queen Christina in Sweden.
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