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Surugue, Pierre-Louis de
Louis de Boulongne le Pere
1735

Pierre de Surugue executed this portrait print as his reception piece for his entrance into the French Royal Academy. His subject is a painted portrait of the French royal painter and academician, Louis de Boullogne the Elder (1609–1674). Boullogne grasps a stretched canvas with a pair of figures sketched upon it, symbolizing his allegiance to precise design. One of the twelve founding members of the Royal Academy, Boullogne was the ideal artist with whom the young Surugue could associate himself.

 
Surugue, Pierre-Louis de
1710 or 1716-1772
Louis de Boulongne le Pere
1735
Engraving on paper
50.0 x 36.1 cm
Purchase, Consolidated Fund, 1977
20-017

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