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Title

Pierre Poncet

1660


Artist

Robert Nanteuil

France

1623 - 1678


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.


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


Artist information

Robert Nanteuil

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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