Alexis Piron. This engraving by Nicolas Le Mir appeared as the frontispiece to Piron, Oeuvres choisies (Paris: Duchesne, 1773); it based on a painting by Nicolas Bernard Michel Lépicié, to which the engraver added a verse praising Piron's "brain" as the source of his "glory." It is reproduced here from the Library of Congress, Division of Special Collections [PQ2019.P6 A17].

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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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Alexis Piron. This engraving by Nicolas Le Mir appeared as the frontispiece to Piron, Oeuvres choisies (Paris: Duchesne, 1773); it based on a painting by Nicolas Bernard Michel Lépicié, to which the engraver added a verse praising Piron's "brain" as the source of his "glory." It is reproduced here from the Library of Congress, Division of Special Collections [PQ2019.P6 A17].