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Portrait of a man, in a medallion
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Portrait of a man, in a medallion

1775

André Pujos (1738-1788)

Chalk (black and white) on paper

Height: 16.8 cm; Width: 11.4 cm;

Acquisition
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
D.1952.RW.4423

About this work
Pujos moved in scholarly circles in Paris and Toulouse, and this unidentified sitter was perhaps a writer, scholar or inventor. Presented in the form of a medallion above a trompe l’oeil plaque inscribed with a laudatory verse, the drawing conforms to the conventions of portrait prints and may well have been destined to be engraved. Pujos’s background as a miniaturist is apparent in his delicate rendering of the man’s features and the folds of his jacket. (Permanent collection label)



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