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Portrait of Louis XIV

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1712

Artist:

Pierre Drevet (French, 1663-1738)
after Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659-1743) and Jean-Marc Nattier (French, 1685-1766)

About this artwork

Pierre Drevet belonged to a prominent family of portrait engravers in France, which afforded him the opportunity to portray many distinguished individuals. In Portrait of Louis XIV, Drevet captured the rich textures and materials in Hyacinthe Rigaud’s painting with supreme delicacy and precision. Drevet’s engraving exudes warmth: from the graceful play of light off the velvets and furs, to the heaviness of the fleur-de-lis embroidered drapery. The variety of tones and materials depicted produces a realistic and tangible illustration of Louis XIV’s regal presence.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Drevet

Title

Portrait of Louis XIV

Origin

France

Date

1712

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

684 × 513 mm (image); 688 × 517 mm (plate); 702 × 530 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Given by Mr. J. Sanford Otis in memory of Mrs. Philo Adams Otis

Reference Number

1944.565

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