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Portrait of Philippe Claude André de Thubières, Comte de Caylus

A work made of color mezzotint on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color mezzotint on paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Jean B. A. Gautier d’Agoty
French, 1740-1786

About this artwork

Jean Baptiste André Gautier Dagoty was a member of an artistic family; he, his father, and his brothers were all printmakers. His father, Jacques Fabien, at one time assisted the printmaker Jakob Christoffel Le Blon, whose rival he later became. All the Gautier-Dagotys used Le Blon’ s method of printing mezzotints from multiple plates to achieve varied color effects, as is demonstrated in this portrait, printed in four colors on plates that had been rocked extensively to create a rich and painterly effect.

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Artist

Jean Baptiste André Gautier d'Agoty

Title

Portrait of Philippe Claude André de Thubières, Comte de Caylus

Origin

France

Date

Artist's working dates 1760–1786

Medium

Color mezzotint on paper

Dimensions

236 × 192 mm (image); 255 × 207 mm plate); 305 × 228 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dennis Adrian

Reference Number

1969.16

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