Ludovicus XIII

Print
1618 (published)
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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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving
Brief Description
Print, portrait of Louis XIII, engraving by Isaac Briot, frontispiece to Decade concernant l’histoire du roy Louis XIIIe du Nom…, 1618.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.6cm (cut)
  • Width: 11.4cm (cut)
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'i. Briot, fecit, 1618.' (Signed and dated)
  • 'Ludovicus XIII D. Gra. Francor. Et Navarreor. Rex…anno sal. 1617 Regni 7.' (Lettered)
Credit line
Given by Edgar Seligman
Object history
This print was published as the frontispiece to Decade concernant l’histoire du roy Louis XIIIe du Nom…by Jean-Baptiste Legrain, Paris, 1618.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.133-1960

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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