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Portrait of Philippe Claude André de Thubières, Comte de Caylus

A work made of color mezzotint on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color mezzotint on paper.




Jean B. A. Gautier d’Agoty
French, 1740-1786

About this artwork

Jean Baptiste André Gautier Dagoty was a member of an artistic family; he, his father, and his brothers were all printmakers. His father, Jacques Fabien, at one time assisted the printmaker Jakob Christoffel Le Blon, whose rival he later became. All the Gautier-Dagotys used Le Blon’ s method of printing mezzotints from multiple plates to achieve varied color effects, as is demonstrated in this portrait, printed in four colors on plates that had been rocked extensively to create a rich and painterly effect.


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Jean Baptiste André Gautier d'Agoty


Portrait of Philippe Claude André de Thubières, Comte de Caylus


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1760–1786


Color mezzotint on paper


Image: 23.6 × 19.2 cm (9 5/16 × 7 9/16 in.); Sheet: 30.5 × 22.8 cm (12 1/16 × 9 in.); 25.5 × 20.7 cm (10 1/16 × 8 3/16 in.)

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Gift of Dennis Adrian

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