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Pierre Jeliote.
Pierre Jeliote.
Peint par L. Toqué. Gravé par L. J. Cathelin.
A Paris chés l'Auteur Quay de l'Ecole dans l'Allée entre les deux Cafés.
Fine engraving. Sheet 405 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on card on left side at corners.
Half-length portrait of Pierre Jélyotte (1713-97), shown as Apollo playing a lyre. Regarded as the best singer Europe, he often sang for Louis XV and, after retiring from singing, joined first the 'Orchestre du Roi' as a violinist and guitarist, then the private orchestra of Madame de Pompadour as a cellist. Louis Tocqué's oil on canvas of 1755 is now in the Hermitage Museum.
[Ref: 54290]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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