Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Vignette depicting King Louis XV lying in a large canopy bed, surrounded by doctors and courtiers, from Le Siècle de Louis XV

Series/Portfolio:
Le Siècle de Louis XIV
Artist:
Jean-Baptiste-Blaise Simonet (French, Paris 1742–after 1813)
Artist:
After Jean Michel Moreau the Younger (French, Paris 1741–1814 Paris)
Author:
François Arouet Voltaire (French, 1694–1778)
Publisher:
Antoine Augustin Renouard (French, 1765–1853)
Date:
published 1819–25
Medium:
Etching and engraving; third state of three (Bocher)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 × 4 13/16 in. (17.8 × 12.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.2603
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: Ecrivez de ma part au maréchal de Noalles que, pendant / qu'on portait Louis XIII au tombeau, le prince de Condé / gagnait une bataille.
At lower right: Siecle de Louis XV.
At lower left: J.M. Moreau le J.e del.
At lower right: J.B. Simonet Sculp.

Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Bocher II.655.1815 iii/iii; Cohen 1047 line 22
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