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Creator:
Print made by Jacob Gole, 1660–1737, Dutch
after Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1659–1743, French
Title:

Nicolaus Boileau Despreaux

Date:
1704
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/4 × 11 5/8 inches (41.3 × 29.5 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 11 1/2 × 16 1/4 inches (29.2 × 41.3 cm), Plate: 16 × 11 3/8 inches (40.6 × 28.9 cm), and Image: 14 1/2 × 11 1/4 inches (36.8 × 28.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "28"; lower right: "12'90.33"

Lettered below image, lower left: "J Gole fec"; lower center: "NICOLAVS BOILEAV DESPREAVX, | MORVM LENITATE ET VERSVVM DICACITATE, | ÆQVE INSIGNIS. | Natus Kal. Nov, M. DC. XXXVII. Pictus III. Non. Mart. M. DCC. IV"; lower right: "Hyacinth Rigand pinxit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.22
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21909
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