An image of Louis, dauphin of France

Pieter Schenck

(Netherlands 1660 – 1713)

after Sir Peter Lely

(Netherlands, England 14 Sep 1618 – 30 Nov 1680)

Louis, dauphin of France

Location
Not on display
Further information

During the early experimental years of mezzotint, the artist Sir Peter Lely was London's leading painter, working in a court-portrait style which set the fashion for half a century. Lely's reputation was further enhanced by the mezzotints made after his works by the hugely prolific printmaker, Pieter Schenck. The sitter depicted here was the eldest son of Louis XIV and his only legitimate child to live to adulthood. Known as the Grand Dauphin, he predeceased Louis XIV in 1711.

Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint
Dimensions
33.8 x 24.8 cm sheet (irreg.)
Credit
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Accession number
277.1985