Marie-Joseph Chénier. Engravings based on this portrait appeared as the frontispieces to multiple editions of Chénier's collected works, beginning in 1801. The engraving attributes the work to Horace Vernet, though a similar portrait of Chénier at age 30, now in the Carnavalet (# P.68), is considered anonymous. The image reproduced here is engraved by Jerome Lefevre for the Oeuvres de M. J. Chenier (Paris: Guillaume, 1826); it appears courtesy of the Library of Congress [PQ 1966 A1 1824, v. 1].
Detail (800 x 1068)