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Tombeau de Jean-Jacques Rousseau: P.2218-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Tombeau de Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Translated as: Tomb of Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Printmaker: Moreau, Jean Michel the younger




History note: A Chariatte (early 20th century) (Lugt 88a)

Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1778



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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 255 mm Width 342 mm
Sheet Height 255 mm Width 342 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Vue de l'Isle des Peupliers, dite l'Elisée, partie des Jardins d'Ermenonville, / dans laquelle J.J. Rousseau, mort à l' age de 66, ans, a été enterré le 4. Juillet 1778.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Deßiné d'après Nature et gravé en 1778, par J. M. Moreau le Jne Deßinatr. et Gravr. du Cabinet du Roi.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription and signature
  • Text: A.P.D.R.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: A Paris chés l'Auteur au Palais, Cour du Mai, Hôtel de la Trésorerie -
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: initials in a rectangle

  • Text: AC
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamped red ink
  • Type: Collector's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2218-1991
Primary reference Number: 95406
Bocher (Moreau): 257 IV/V
Lugt: 88a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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