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Title

Michel de Marolles

1648

Artist

Claude Mellan

France

1598 – 1688

  • Details

    Date
    1648
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving
    Dimensions
    22.7 x 16.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.c., [incised plate] "CM...1648".

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    243.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Claude Mellan

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • About

    Michel de Marolles, abbé of Villeloin (1600-1681) was the first major print collector in Europe. He formed a collection of over 120,000 prints by artists as varied as Mantegna, Dürer and Lucas van Leyden, as well as by his French contemporaries such as Bosse, Callot and Mellan. His collection, contained in 500 leather-bound albums, was purchased by Louis XIV in 1667. It became the nucleus of the present-day collection of the print room of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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