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Dieu, Jean, 1654–1695
[Portraits of figures of the court of Louis XIV].
[Paris] : [Sur la Quay Pelletier, à la pomme d'or, au troisieme apartement], [1678-1698]
Physical Description:
[114] prints : engraving ; 40 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Most (if not all) of the engravings are after drawings by Jean Dieu (de Saint-Jean) and are signed by him. The name of the engraver is largely omitted: several are signed by Franz Ertinger; one is signed by Antoine Trouvain.
Imprints vary. The most frequent imprint, including undated prints and those dated from 1683 to 1698, is of the form: "Se vend à Paris, sur le Quay Pelletier, à la pomme d'or, au troisieme apartement" (or variants thereof). A number also bear the imprint of Antroine Trouvain (Paris). All of the plates with Trouvain's imprint omit the name of Jean Dieu.
Colas, 2629
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in 18th-century calf. Bookplate: Earl of Fife. With manuscript inscriptions on verso of second free end-paper.
An album of 114 engraved portraits of richly costumed members of the court of Louis XIV including members of the royal family. The prints, variously dated from 1678 to 1698, were probably published individually and collected together in the present volume at a later date.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- France -- Early works to 1800.
Costume -- France -- Early works to 1800.
Fife, Earl -- Bookplate
France -- Court and courtiers -- Early works to 1800.
Kings and rulers -- France -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.
Portraits, French -- Early works to 1800.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Engravings -- 1678-1698.
Ertinger, Franz, 1640-ca. 1710, engraver.
Trouvain, Antoine, 1656-1708, engraver.

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