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Author: BRAGANZA, DON PEDRO DE.- PORTRAITS Title: Engraved portrait of Don Pedro de Braganza, infant of Portugal, after Trinquesse 1779.
Description: 1781. A fine engraved portrait by [Juste] Chevillet 'Graveur de sa Majesté Imperial et Royal en 1781'. After Trinqueße, 1779. Folio. Meas. appr. 36 x 28 cm. Professionally and skillfully mounted. No platemarks. Don Pedro de Breganza. See Slater, Engravings and their value, p. 261: . Seated at a table, a book in his lap, books on and under the table, one of which w. a printed title on the upper cover, unfortunately only partially legible ['Descriptions de ...']. On the table a globe and a statue. In the background to the left a series of 3 pyramids [Gizeh?]. Portalis & Beraldi, vol. I, 391 - 394, item 28: It was only after persuasion by his sister that Braganza agreed to pose for his portrait. He insisted that neither his name nor decorations and / or honours bestowed upon him, be depicted: '.. mais il exigea que son nom ni la décoration d'aucun de ses ordres parussent dans l'estampe...'[From a copy in the Cabinet des Estampes, 'avant la lettre', which has this handwritten caption added].
Price: EUR 275.00 = appr. US$ 298.88 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 6799