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Portrait of a Man (Jean-Baptiste Rousseau?)
Nicolas de Largillierre

Several identifications have been proposed but none is entirely satisfactory. A version of the painting in the Uffizi is claimed to represent the poet Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (1670-1741).

The costume, which seems unusually elaborate, accords for the most part with the date of 1710 claimed for the Uffizi version, but the curled and tasselled frogging of the sitter's waistcoat or jacket was unusual at so early a date.

Key facts
Artist Nicolas de Largillierre
Artist dates 1656 - 1746
Full title Portrait of a Man (Jean-Baptiste Rousseau?)
Date made probably 1710
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 91.4 x 71.1 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Emilie Yznaga, 1945
Inventory number NG5585
Location in Gallery Room 33
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