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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.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving and etching on paper.

Date:

1682

Artist:

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Sébastien Le Clerc, the elder

Title

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

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1682

Medium

Engraving and etching on paper

Dimensions

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.)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2295

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