image Leclerc G L (Buffon), IM000646
Image number: RS.13971
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Georges Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon

Date

ca. 19th century

Sitter

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

Creator

Robert Hart (fl. 1830s, British), Engraver

After

François Hubert Drouais (1727-1775, French), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 228mm
width (print): 152mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Georges Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon, inclined to the right and looking out to viewer. He wears a buckled wig and is dressed in fine clothes of embroidered waistcoat and braided jacket.

Inscribed ‘Engraved by Robert Hart. BUFFON. From an original Picture by Drouais in the collection of the Institute of France. Under the Superintendance for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London. Published by Charles Knight, Pall Mall, East.’ Pencilled ‘1739’ lower left hand corner.

Georges Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon (1707-1788) French natural historian, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1740.

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