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Joannes Baptista Rousseau, Natus Anno 1670.
Joannes Baptista Rousseau, Natus Anno 1670. Certior in nostro carmine vultus erit. Mart. L.7. Ep.84.
J. Aved pinxit. G.F. Schmidt Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Very scarce engraving, sheet 300 x 210mm (11¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet. 18th century watermark.
Three-quarter length portrait of Jean Baptiste Rousseau (1670-1741), French playwright and poet. Very atmospheric & fine portrait of Rousseau sitting in an armchair, looking to the right with a quill in his left hand and sheets in his right hand. Rousseau was particularly noted for his cynical epigrams.
[Ref: 59378]   £650.00  
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