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Print - Geofroi, a la grand dent, de Lusignan
  • Geofroi, a la grand dent, de Lusignan
    Haid, Johann Jakob, born 1704 - died 1767
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Geofroi, a la grand dent, de Lusignan

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haid, Johann Jakob, born 1704 - died 1767 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.305

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 52

Physical description

Mezzotint depicting a bust length portrait of a historical figure, Geoffrey of Lusignan, a twelfth century crusader. Lettered with title and an inscription in Latin.

Place of Origin

Germany (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Haid, Johann Jakob, born 1704 - died 1767 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

Insignis fama et felicibus armis, Virg. Aen. l.7.No.2. I.I.Haid excud. A.V.
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm, Width: 28.5 cm

Object history note

Geoffrey, Count of Lusignan, was a twelfth century crusader and a member of the French Lusignan family originating in Poitou, western France. Many members of the family fought in the crusades; in addition, Geoffrey's brother Guy became King of Jerusalem just before its fall to the invading Muslim forces in 1187. Although not as famous as his brother, Geoffrey fought alongside him on several occasions, notably at the Battle of Arsuf in 1191. He was considered to be a favourite of Richard Coeur de Lion, who appointed him Governor of Jaffa.

Descriptive line

Mezzotint by Johann Jakob Haid entitled 'Geofroi, a la grand dent, de Lusignan'. German School, ca. 1750.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint; Printing

Subjects depicted

Crusaders

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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