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PORTRAIT - WILL Johann Georges (1715-1808) - "PORTRAIT...

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PORTRAIT - WILL Johann Georges (1715-1808) - "PORTRAIT of Charles Louis Auguste FOUCQUET de BELLE-ISLE, Duke of GISORS []". 1743. Burin after the painting by Hyacinthe RIGAUD (1659-1743). Ref: Le Blanc, n°120, Firmin-Didot, Les Graveurs de Portraits en France, catalog raisonné de la collection des portraits de l'École Française, n°2426. Proof on watermarked laid paper (letters). Duke of Belle-Isle, duke of Gisors, peer of France (1748), knight of the King's Orders and of the Golden Fleece, prince of the Empire, he became minister of state in 1756 and secretary of state for war in 1758. 49 x 34,5 cm. Condition B (filleted margins, epidermal paper on the edges on the reverse, rare old short consolidated tears and traces of glue on the reverse).