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Pierre Corneille dans sa maturité (Pierre Corneille in his maturity)

Etching by F.-E. Burney (1845-1907) based on a 1643 portrait by the engraver Michel Lasne (originally from Caen). (inv.1984.8.1).
This very vivid portrait is certainly much more representative of reality than those that are usually published in textbooks. Here he is 37 years old. He has already written Médée, L’Illusion Comique, Le Cid and has just published Horace, Cinna, and Polyeucte.

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