Artist: Sébastien Leclerc I (French, Metz 1637–1714 Paris)
Medium: Etching; seventh state of eight
Dimensions: Plate: 9 13/16 x 15 3/16 in. (25 x 38.5 cm)
Sheet: 9 15/16 x 15 1/4 in. (25.3 x 38.8 cm)
Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962
Accession Number: 62.598.300
Dedicated to Louis XIV, this work by Le Clerc does not represent one particular academy (despite its title), but rather is a compilation of the activities that took place at two different institutions: the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture and the Académie des Sciences. The talented draughtsman and engraver was affiliated with both.
The drawing upon which the print is based is in the British Museum, London (1886-1-11-18).