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Louis XIV, King of France

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Louis XIV, King of France

Antoine Masson

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

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Medium & Support
engraving on wove paper

14 in x 10 1/4 in (35.56 cm x 26.04 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

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Antoine Masson, after Charles Le Brun
France, 1636–1700; France, 1619–1690
Louis XIV, King of France
Engraving on wove paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink, 2012/2.210

Subject matter
Portrait of Louis XIV, King of France.

Physical Description
This print depicts an oval frame that contains a frontal bust-length portrait of a man with his head in three-quarter profile against a black background. The man wears an elaborate and stiff lace cravat but most remarkable is his flowing head of long, curly hair, which is very finely rendered. The frame rests atop a sculptural base with a coat of arms decorated with three fleurs-de-lys.

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Louis XIV
kings (people)

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