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Tapestry representing the element of water depicting Neptune and Thetis on a chariot drawn by sea horses, from Tapisseries du Roy ou sont representéz les Quatre Elemens, plate 13

Series/Portfolio:
Tapisseries du Roy ou sont representéz les Quatre Elemens
Artist:
Sébastien Leclerc I (French, Metz 1637–1714 Paris)
Artist:
After Charles Le Brun (French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1683
Medium:
Etching; first state of two (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/16 × 20 3/4 in. (36.4 × 52.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.558.34
Not on view
This print is part of a series of twelve plates depicting tapestries for the Louis XIV designed by Charles le Brun depicting the four elements.
Inscription: At upper left: NVSQVAM DATA LITTORA TRANSIT
At uppwer right: PETIT IMPIGER ORTVS.
At lower left: FACIT OMNIA LÆTA.
At lower right: HVNC ET MONSTRA TIMENT.
At bottom center: LVDOVICBS XIIII. HVMANÆ VINCVLVM SOCIETATIS, / ET GALLICI NOMINIS PROAGATOR, PRÆDONIBVS / OPER MARIA OMNIA FVGATIS, INTERCLVSOS NAVIGA= / TIONIS ADITVS VNDIQVE PATEFECIT; ET FREQVEN= / TES ALTERVM ORBEM COLONAIS MISIT.

Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Arts stamp
Vendor: Rockman Prints (New York)
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. IX.72.1590 i/ii
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