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Title

Pierre Poncet

1660

Artist

Robert Nanteuil

France

1623 – 1678

  • Details

    Date
    1660
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving
    Dimensions
    32.8 x 25.5 cm platemark; 33.7 x 26.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1937
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    6436
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Robert Nanteuil

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • About

    The classic restraint of Nanteuil’s portrait engravings is based on highly finished chalk drawings which he made from life, later translating them into a matrix of clearly defined lines and flecks with the burin. Nanteuil’s sitters are always presented bust view and looking at the viewer, their faces framed by an unadorned oval and set against meticulously ruled backgrounds. Nanteuil was appointed portrait engraver to Louis XIV in 1659, amply documenting the king and his court, as well as many prominent Parisians.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997, 7 (illus.), 8. no catalogue numbers

Other works by Robert Nanteuil

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