Monday, March 31, 2014

Portrait of Louis-François Bertin (1832)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Portrait of French journalist Louis-François Bertin

More about Bertin here. Among other things, he is credited with the invention of the feuilleton, a supplement to the political section of a newspaper, usually in smaller type, which carried gossip, fashion, criticism, epigrams and charades, and which fostered a culture of literary gamesmanship.
A portrait of the same gentleman from thirty years prior to the above is shown below.
 François-Xavier Fabre: Portrait de Louis-François Bertin (1803)

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