1632 - 1721
after Charles Le Brun
1619 - 1690
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.
61.1 x 51.3 cm platemark; 63.4 x 52.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Le Grand Siècle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Jun 1997–17 Jul 1997
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006
Referenced in 1 publication
Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers