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1899 Etching Jean Racine Portrait French Playwright Dramatist Theater XEC1

1899 Etching Jean Racine Portrait French Playwright Dramatist Theater XEC1

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This is an original 1899 black and white etching of a portrait of the French playwright and dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine, featuring artwork etching by Lalauze.


This 112+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print. Also, please note there is light creasing.

  • Product Type: Original Etching; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 5.5 inches; 11 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is thrilled to release items from a limited edition collection of artistically crafted etchings, wood engravings and photogravures of various royalty and other noteworthy persons of France. Portraits include that of the chief mistress of the King of France Louis XIV, Marquise de Montespan; the wife of King Louis XIV Madame de Maintenon; Charles II; the French Bishop, Theologian and Court preacher to Louis XIV, Jacques-Benigne Boussuet; Chief minister of France and mistress of Charles II, Hortense Mancini; duchess and mistress to Louis XIV, Louise de la Valliere; French playwright and actor Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (aka Moliere) and more. Come explore the vast array of, what is perhaps the most interesting aspect of this collection, the hairstyles and fashions for the prominent persons of the time.

Keywords specific to this image: Stage Acting, Theatre, Theatrical