image buffon g_histoire naturelle_nouvelle_plate frontispiece
Image number: RS.13480
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

Date

1799

Sitter

Georges Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon (1707-1788, French), Naturalist

Creator

Jean-Baptiste-Michel Dupréel (active 1787-1817, French), Engraver

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 202mm
width (print): 128mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders study of Buffon in a red coat trimmed in gold, with a lace neck-cloth and tied, powdered hair.

Frontispiece plate from the book Histoire naturelle, généralle et particuliére…Nouvelle edition, by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and C.S. Sonnini, volume 1 (Paris 1799).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘LE CLERC DE BUFFON Premier Age. Dupréel sc.’

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788), French naturalist and man of science, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1740.

Charles-Nicolas-Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812), French naturalist.

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