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        Gilles Menage, 1692, engraved in 1698 by Pierre Louis van Schuppen

        Piles, Roger de (1635-1709) (after); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1692. Menage (1613-92); advocate and then prior of Montdidier; tutor to Marie Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de La Fayette; Lafayette; immortalized by Moliere as the pedant Vadius in 'Les Femmes Savantes'; grammairien; wrote 'Observations sur la langue francaise'; black and white photograph; b/w photo; Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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