Louis-Michel van Loo 001



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Portrait of Denis Diderot (1713-1784)




oil on canvas


81 × 65 cm (31.9 × 25.6 in)

Accession number

R.F. 1958

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Deutsch: Sammlung Diderot. Geschenk von M. de Vandeul an den französischen Staat, 1911
English: Diderot Collection. Gift of M. de Vandeul to the French State in 1911.
Español: Colección Diderot. Donado por M. de Vandeul al Estado Francés en 1911.
Français : Offert par M. de Vandeul à la République Française en 1911.
Deutsch: Signiert und datiert: L M Van Loo 1767
English: Signed, dated: L M Van Loo 1767
Español: Firmado y fechado: L M Van Loo 1767.
Français : Signature : L. M. Van Loo 1767
Deutsch: Im Pariser „Salon“ 1767 ausgestellt unter dem Titel Portrait de M. Diderot.
English: Exhibited at the 1767 Salon under the title Portrait de M. Diderot.
Español: Expuesto en el Salón de 1767 con el título de Portrait de M. Diderot.
Français : Exposé pour la première fois au salon de 1767. Commentaire de Diderot : « (…) Mes enfants, je vous préviens, ce n'est pas moi. J'avais en une journée cent physionomies diverses, selon la chose dont j'étais affecté. J'étais serein, triste, rêveur, tendre, violent, passionné, enthousiaste. Mais je ne fus jamais tel que vous me voyez là. (…) »
This object is indexed in Joconde, database of the collections of the state museums of France by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference 000PE002831.


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22:26, 18 February 2005 User:TheLarch 476×591 72 KB <span class="comment">({{PD}}Portrait by Louis-Michel van Loo. Oil on canvas; 81 cm x 65 cm. Signed, dated: L M Van Loo 1767. Exhibited at the 1767 Salon under the title 'Portrait of M. Diderot'. Diderot Collection. Gift of M. de Vandeul to the French State in 1911.[[Category:W)</span>
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