Description Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l'Espinoy (known as Pigault-Lebrun), French novelist, was born in Calais in 1753. He had a stormy youth, but finding his true vocation, he wrote more than twenty plays and a number of novels, the most celebrated of which is "L'Enfant du carnaval." He died in La Celle-Saint-Cloud in 1835.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: DAVID; [Date] Bottom center: 1831; [Inscription] On left: PIGAULT LEBRUN; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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