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Title

Louis, dauphin of France


Artists

Pieter Schenck

Netherlands

1660 - 1713

after Sir Peter Lely

Netherlands, England

14 Sep 1618 - 30 Nov 1680


About

During the early experimental years of mezzotint, the artist Sir Peter Lely was London's leading painter, working in a court-portrait style which set the fashion for half a century. Lely's reputation was further enhanced by the mezzotints made after his works by the hugely prolific printmaker, Pieter Schenck. The sitter depicted here was the eldest son of Louis XIV and his only legitimate child to live to adulthood. Known as the Grand Dauphin, he predeceased Louis XIV in 1711.


Details


Alternative title

Louis Dauphin de France. Fils de Louis Le Grand


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint


Dimensions

33.8 x 24.8 cm sheet (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

277.1985


Artist information

Pieter Schenck

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after Sir Peter Lely

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history