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Ludovicus XIII

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1618 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Briot, Isaac II, born 1585 - died 1670 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.133-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 5

Physical description

Print, portrait of Louis XIII, bust on a pedestal, facing half right, in a niche flanked on each side by a caryatid figure, beneath a broken pedestal with garlands of fruit.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

1618 (published)

Artist/maker

Briot, Isaac II, born 1585 - died 1670 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'i. Briot, fecit, 1618.'
Signed and dated

'Ludovicus XIII D. Gra. Francor. Et Navarreor. Rex…anno sal. 1617 Regni 7.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm cut, Width: 11.4 cm cut

Object history note

This print was published as the frontispiece to Decade concernant l’histoire du roy Louis XIIIe du Nom…by Jean-Baptiste Legrain, Paris, 1618.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Louis XIII, engraving by Isaac Briot, frontispiece to Decade concernant l’histoire du roy Louis XIIIe du Nom…, 1618.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Robert-Dumesnil, A.P.F. Le Peintre-Graveur Français. Paris: G. Warée, 1835-71.
Bibliothèque National. Inventaire du Fonds Français. Paris: M. le Garrec, 1930.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Caryatid; Pedestal; Garlands; King

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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