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Mich.l Richard De Lalande
Mich.l Richard De Lalande Sur-intend.t de la Musique du Roi. Né à Paris, le 15 Décembre 1657. Mort le 18 Janvier 1726.
Santerre Pinx Mathey sculp.
A Paris chez Odieuvre Md d'Estampes quai de l'Ecole vis a vis la Samarite a la belle Image. CPR
Engraving, platemark 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼").
Michel Richard Delalande (1657-1726), French baroque composer and organist in the service of Louis XIV. After the portrait Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1650-1717).
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[Woman sealing a letter]
[Woman sealing a letter] Bien mieux, qu'au Siecle ou regnoit l'innocence, / Ou sur un arbre on ecrivoit ses feux [...]
Santerre pinx Chasteau fec 1708
AParis chez Chasteau rue des Marmouzets chez M.l Buirette procu.r avec privil. du Roy
Engraving, good impression; platemark 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼"). Small margins.
A woman seals a letter to her lover; text below states that 'much better' than in centuries past where declarations of love were carved into trees, making them in the form of letters keeps them private. The text and image play on this ambiguity and our own uncertainty as to who the woman is writing. After a painting by Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1651-1717), Peintre Ordinaire to Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans, who combined the northern tradition of imaginary portraits with the allegorical portraits then fashionable in France (as seen in artists such as François de Troy).
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