Portrait of Gérard de Lairesse, bust directed to the left, head slightly turned to face the viewer, in an oval on a pedestal, surrounded by allegorical figures: an angel lifting a curtain at the top left; Athena on the right, wearing armour and holding a pike, and a female figure, most likely the personification of History, with a canvas or a marble slab in front of her, and her left hand resting on a globe crowned by a snake biting its own tail (ouroboros) at the bottom right; two putti in the bottom left corner; after a design by Carlo Maratta.
The portrait in the oval is after the self-portrait by de Lairesse at the Uffizi.
Early state as the name of Maratta and the inscription below are missing. Date of publishing 1791.
Engraving on paper with broad margins; plate mark: 296 x 223 mm, total: 433 x 280 mm; damp stain on the bottom left corner, light staining on the external margins, though very interesting impression. van Someren 3127.
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