Jean-François de Cailhava. This engraving from 1780, by Charles-Étienne Gaucher, noted for his portraits of court figures, is based on a drawing by André Pujos. It presents Cailhava in a standard academic pose; the verse compares him to Molière for his ability to combine "tone" and "mores" with commercial appeal. (Reproduced from the Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, N2, vol. 248)

From A field of honor: writers, court culture and public theater in French literary life from Racine to the Revolution by Gregory S. Brown

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Jean-François de Cailhava. This engraving from 1780, by Charles-Étienne Gaucher, noted for his portraits of court figures, is based on a drawing by André Pujos. It presents Cailhava in a standard academic pose; the verse compares him to Molière for his ability to combine "tone" and "mores" with commercial appeal. (Reproduced from the Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, N2, vol. 248)
  • Jean-François de Cailhava. This engraving from 1780, by Charles-Étienne Gaucher, noted for his portraits of court figures, is based on a drawing by André Pujos. It presents Cailhava in a standard academic pose; the verse compares him to Molière for his ability to combine "tone" and "mores" with commercial appeal. (Reproduced from the Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, N2, vol. 248)