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Illustration for Chant IX depicting the Galley of the Archambaut de Bourbon battling a Turkish Galley, from Saint Louis ou la Sainte Couronne reconquise

Series/Portfolio:
Saint Louis ou la Sainte Couronne reconquise
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Artist:
After illustrations by François Chauveau (French, Paris 1613–1676 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
1671
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 5/16 × 8 1/8 in. (28.7 × 20.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.558.3
Not on view
This print is one of eighteen plates illustrating Pierre Lemoyne's poem, Saint Louis ou la Sainte Couronne reconquise. The first edition of the poem dates to 1653. Augustin Courbé's 1658 edition contains illustrations by François Chauveau, which serve as the models for Jean Le Pautre's prints. Mariette dates Le Pautre's prints to 1671.
Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Rockman Prints (New York)
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale XI.335.942
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