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Title:: Jean Chapelain Year:: 1655
Artist: Nanteuil, Robert After:  
Medium: engraving Provenance: Unknown 18th-Century paraphe
Period: French 17th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Robert-Dumesnil 60 i/iv;
Petitjean & Wickert 43 i/iv;
Price: $500.00
Description: Very fine impression on laid paper with narrow margins outside the plate mark; small thin spot and two tiny nicks in the left margin. Chapelain was a rather unsuccessful poet, but a fine, broad-minded and sympathetic literary critic who aided, among others, the young Jean Racine.