Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de Molière. François-Bernard Lepicié in 1734 engraved this portrait as a frontispiece for the four-volume luxury edition of Oeuvres complètes de Molière, loosely based on a portrait by Charles Coypel, in turn based on a Nicolas Mignard portrait painted in Avignon in 1658. It is reproduced here from the BN, Département des Éstampes, AA3 Mignard.

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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  • Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de Molière. François-Bernard Lepicié in 1734 engraved this portrait as a frontispiece for the four-volume luxury edition of Oeuvres complètes de Molière, loosely based on a portrait by Charles Coypel, in turn based on a Nicolas Mignard portrait painted in Avignon in 1658. It is reproduced here from the BN, Département des Éstampes, AA3 Mignard.