Louis-Sébastien Mercier, age de 41 ans

Louis-Sébastien Mercier. This engraving by Lorieux depicts Mercier in 1781. The attribution of the portrait to "Preudhomme" may be to Pierre-Paul Prud'hon who had recently arrived in Paris in 1781 and painted a series of portraits. It is reproduced here from the BN Éstampes, N2, vol. 1237.