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Surugue, Pierre-Louis de
Louis de Boulongne le Pere Louis de Boulongne le Pere
1735 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
Paris, France 1716-Paris, France 1772 Paris, France 1716-Paris, France 1772
Louis de Boulongne le Pere Louis de Boulongne le Pere
1735 1735
Engraving on paper Engraving on paper
height / width: 50.00 x 36.10 cm; 19.69 x 14.21 in.
Purchase, Consolidated Fund, 1977 Purchase, Consolidated Fund, 1977
20-017

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