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Title

Louis XIV

1679


Artists

Etienne Picart

France

1632 - 1721

after Charles Le Brun

France

1619 - 1690


About

Picart spent a number of years in Rome making engravings after Guido Reni, Domenichino and Tintoretto, earning himself the nickname 'le romain' with which he signed many of his prints. After his return to France he was admitted to the 'Académie Royale' in 1664. King Louis XIV was well aware of the wide impact that prints could have and he became increasingly adept at exploiting their potential for propaganda.


Details


Date

1679


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Dimensions

61.1 x 51.3 cm platemark; 63.4 x 52.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1950


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8519


Artist information

Etienne Picart

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after Charles Le Brun

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers