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A Portrait Medallion of King Louis XV Surrounded by Putti Carrying the Attributes of Fame and History

A work made of graphite, with traces of pen and black ink, on parchment, tipped onto white paper, tipped on blue card.
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  • A work made of graphite, with traces of pen and black ink, on parchment, tipped onto white paper, tipped on blue card.

Date:

1774

Artist:

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin
French, 1724–1780

About this artwork

Although Gabriel de Saint-Aubin failed in his attempts to be accepted by the Royal Academy as a history painter, he never gave up entirely his work in historical subjects, and he loved to endow political figures with ornamental relish. This drawing might have decorated a treatise; it is inscribed by the artist with the declaration “The Heart of the French (Le Coeur des Français)” and signed and dated January 11, 1774.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Title

A Portrait Medallion of King Louis XV Surrounded by Putti Carrying the Attributes of Fame and History

Origin

France

Date

Made 1774

Medium

Graphite, with traces of pen and black ink, on parchment, tipped onto white paper, tipped on blue card

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower center, in graphite: "le Coeur des Français"; lower right, in graphite: "11 Janvier 1774"; at center right edge, in graphite: "Gabriel de S. Aubin del"; at center (in book): "DUC…"

Dimensions

120 × 146 mm (primary/secondary supports); 155 × 195 mm (tertiary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1022

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