Author Buffon, G. L. L. Comte de [Portrait engraved by C. Baron after a drawing by J. G. Drouais]
Published 1761
Item ID 35547
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Paris, 1761. Single leaf (25.1 x 18.4 cm), framed. Copper engraving. Frame size 45.8 x 33.0 cm. Portrait of the famous French naturalist George Louis Leclerq [or le Clerq], Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) whose influence on popular natural history remains apparent to this day. Claude Baron made the engraving under the supervision of Jean Germain Drouais (1763-1788), the French historical painter and portraitist, Baron also worked for Buffon, engraving many birds and mammals for his publications. The printed surface is 20.0 x 16.1 cm. A few, small, marginal smudges, otherwise very good. Portrait of one of the most famous naturalists of all time