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Renewal of the Alliance Between the French and the Swiss in 1663

A work made of engraving and etching on paper.
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  • A work made of engraving and etching on paper.




Sébastien Le Clerc, the Elder (French, 1637-1714)
after Charles Le Brun (French, 1619-1690)

About this artwork

Created nearly twenty years after the event it depicts, this etching is modeled after Charles Le Brun’s original series of historical tapestries representing the conquests of Louis XIV. The scene commemorates the signing of the treaty at Soleure on September 4, 1663. The king is accompanied by his brother Philippe, the Prince de Condé, and his son, the due d’Enghien. Also present are Olivier d’Ormesson and the archbishop of Reims.


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Sébastien Le Clerc, the elder


Renewal of the Alliance Between the French and the Swiss in 1663


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1682


Engraving and etching on paper


Plate: 39.7 × 55.1 cm (15 11/16 × 21 3/4 in.); Sheet: 40.1 × 55.4 cm (15 13/16 × 21 13/16 in.)

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The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

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