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Profile Portrait of a Man

18th century
(French, c. 1746–c. 1800)
Sheet: 20.3 x 17.5 cm (8 x 6 7/8 in.)
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This portrait bust is a counterproof: the reverse image of a composition, made by placing blank paper on top of a drawing and transferring the design with pressure. Eighteenth-century artists frequently made counterproofs of their drawings to replicate their work. This process also enabled them to experience how their images would appear if they were reproduced as prints.
Profile Portrait of a Man

Profile Portrait of a Man

18th century

Louis Rolland Trinquesse

(French, c. 1746–c. 1800)
France, 19th century

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