Calligraphic portrait of Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière

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Creator

Bernard, Jean-Joseph.

Title

Calligraphic portrait of Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière

Date

1793.

Description

Ink on paper with watercolor wash.

This portrait by celebrated French calligraphic portraitist Jean-Joseph Bernard (1740–1809) depicts Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière (1734–1793), French revolutionary and leader of the Girondist party. Born in Lunéville, Bernard executed calligraphic portraits of the leading figures of his day, including Roland, his politically ambitious wife, Jeanne Manon Roland de la Platière, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, and Napoléon Bonaparte.

Source

Gift of Philip Hofer, 1958.