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Title

Louis XIV

1679

Artists

Etienne Picart

France

1632 – 1721

after Charles Le Brun

France

1619 – 1690

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Etienne Picart

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Charles Le Brun

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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