Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Chevaliers Et Commandeurs De L'Ordre Du S. Espirit. Créez au Chapitre tenu par le Roy Louys XIII. en l'Eglise des Augustins à Paris, le dernier jour de l'an M.DC.XIX

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1623 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Firens I, Pierre I (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.1464:74-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf C, box 51

Physical description

Print (one of 78) from a volume containing title-plates, plates of coats of arms, and five pages of letterpress. The title-plate bears a representation of the creation of a knight. With the exception of the first plate (the arms of Louis XIII) each is an impression from 2 plates, one with the shield and the other with the border consisting of a coronet, helmet, mantling, collars of the Orders of the St. Esprit and St. Michel, or an ecclesiastical hat. There are separate border-plates for use according to the dignity of the bearer, Prince of the Blood, Cardinal, Archbishop, Duke, Marquis, Count etc.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)

Date

1623 (printed)

Artist/maker

Firens I, Pierre I (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Les Armes & Blasons Des Chevaliers de l'Ordre du Sainct Esprit Creez Par Louys XIII Roy De France et de Navarre. Par Jacques Morin escuier Sieur De la Masserie. A. Paris Chez Pierre firens ruë St. Jacques a limprimerie de taille doulce. Avec privilege du Roy.'
Lettered on the title-plate

Each illustration contains the name and title of the Knight of the Order and the blazon of the arms in letterpress

Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm size of sheet, Width: 15.9 cm size of sheet

Object history note

This print is a plate from a volume by Jacques Morin, Seigneur of La Masserie, entitled Chevaliers Et Commandeurs De L'Ordre Du S. Espirit. Créez au Chapitre tenu par le Roy Louys XIII. en l'Eglise des Augustins à Paris, le dernier jour de l'an M.DC.XIX, printed Paris, 1623.

Descriptive line

Print. One of 77 plates and a title page, from a volume by Jacques Morin containing illustrations of coats of arms and the orders of French Archbishops, Dukes, Princes and Marquis etc. Engraving by Pierre Firens, 1623.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Coronet; Knight; Coat of arms; Helmet

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.