An image of Louis XIV

Etienne Picart

(France 1632 – 1721)

after Charles Le Brun

(France 1619 – 1690)

Louis XIV

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1679
Media
Print
Medium
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
Accession number
8519