This is an original 1922 halftone print portrait of Molière, the famous French playwright. The caption writes, "His gift for portraying manners and humanity with vivid truthfulness to life endowed the French stage with a gallery of immortal characters. He created comic plays that are as fresh today as when they were written two centuries and a half ago."
This 89+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 5.25 x 8.25 inches; 13 x 21 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)
This piece was illustrated by Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Jean Baptiste Poquelin, Portraiture, Drama