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Tapestry representing the element of air with Juno seated on a cloud and Iris next to her, holding a shield ornamented with the emblem of Louix XIV, from Tapisseries du Roy ou sont representéz les Quatre Elemens, plate 11

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
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/16 × 20 11/16 in. (36.3 × 52.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.558.35
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: TERRAS DEVINXIT OLIMPO.
At upper right: SEMPER SVBLIMIS.
On the shield held by Iris: CITIVS VENTOS. ET. NVBILA PELLIT.
At lower lower left: SIGNAT CLEMENTIA REGEM.
At lower right: MERVITQVE TIMERI.
At bottom center: LVDOVICVS XIIII. HOSTIVM SVIQVE IPSIVS VICTOR, / FORTISSIMAM GENTEM BELLO FRACTAM GEMINO / PACIS AC CONNVBII FOEDERE SIBI DEVINXIT; IAMQVE / AER TVRBVLENTO ARMORVM STREPTV NVPER COMO / TVS, FESTIVIS PVBLICÆ LÆTITIÆ COCENTIB PERSONABIT
At lower left: C. le Brun in.

Marking: On verso of mount at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On verso of mount at center: STANNARD WARNE & SON, / 4 BRUTON ST. W.
On verso of mount at center: Unidentified G Collector's Stamp
Vendor: Rockman Prints (New York)
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. IX.71-72.1588
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