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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Pieter Schenck

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Sir Peter Lely

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition