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Portrait of the Chevalier de Lézay

A work made of red and black chalk on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of red and black chalk on cream laid paper.

Date:

1756

Artist:

Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle
French, 1717-1806

About this artwork

Son of a shoemaker, Carmontelle tutored children of the nobility and served as a topographical artist during the Seven Years’ War (1756–63). This portrait of a fellow soldier in his regiment, the Dragons de Beaufremont, was made early in his artistic career (few of his works from this period have survived). Carmontelle later joined the household of Louis-Philippe, Duc d’Orléans, and produced over 750 portraits of the people he encountered there.

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Artist

Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle

Title

Portrait of the Chevalier de Lézay

Origin

France

Date

1756

Medium

Red and black chalk on cream laid paper

Dimensions

191 × 148 mm (primary support); 222 × 176 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Jean M. Massengale Memorial Fund

Reference Number

2012.374

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