Louis-Sébastien Mercier. This engraving by Lorieux depicts Mercier in 1781. The attribution of the portrait to "Preudhomme" may be to Pierre-Paul Prud'hon who had recently arrived in Paris in 1781 and painted a series of portraits. It is reproduced here from the BN Éstampes, N2, vol. 1237.

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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Louis-Sébastien Mercier. This engraving by Lorieux depicts Mercier in 1781. The attribution of the portrait to "Preudhomme" may be to Pierre-Paul Prud'hon who had recently arrived in Paris in 1781 and painted a series of portraits. It is reproduced here from the BN Éstampes, N2, vol. 1237.
  • Louis-Sébastien Mercier. This engraving by Lorieux depicts Mercier in 1781. The attribution of the portrait to "Preudhomme" may be to Pierre-Paul Prud'hon who had recently arrived in Paris in 1781 and painted a series of portraits. It is reproduced here from the BN Éstampes, N2, vol. 1237.