Pierre de Montmaur as "Doctor Saucepan" stands in a saucepan and lectures to kitchen hands. Engraving by F. Chauveau.
- Chauveau, François, 1613-1676.
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Related to a plate of the same composition in reverse with variations published as the frontispiece to Gilles Ménage, Vita M. Gargilii Mamurrae parasitopaedagogi, scriptore Marco Licinio, Paris 1643, a satire by Gilles Ménage against Pierre de Montmaur, professor of Greek at the Collège de France. That version lacks the two windows in the background of the present print, is narrower in format, is more precisely engraved, has lettering in ancient Greek, and has other differences. The present print seems to be a more popular version