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Antoine Vitré

A work made of etching, with stipple in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching, with stipple in black on ivory laid paper.




Jean Morin (French, c. 1590-1650)
after Philippe de Champaigne (French, 1602-1674)

About this artwork

Little known today, Jean Morin was among the most influential printmakers in 17th-century France. He devised a unique method for portraiture, using a mixture of line and stipple to enhance tonal contrast and create a finely textured background for the etched features. He made about 50 prints after portraits by his father-in-law, Philippe de Champaigne. Antoine Vitré was a Parisian printer and bookseller who specialized in non-Roman alphabets. Unusually straightforward in his stance, the subject holds several products of his trade.


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Jean Morin


Antoine Vitré


France (Artist's nationality)

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Artist's working dates 1640–1650


Etching, with stipple in black on ivory laid paper


Image/sheet, trimmed within platemark: 31.2 × 21.3 cm (12 5/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

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Gift in memory of Tom and Ann Tice from their daughters

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