Current Inventory by Robert Nanteuil

Gilles Boileau (1584 – 1657)

Artist: Robert Nanteuil

  NANTEUIL, Robert (1623-1678), Gilles Boileau (1584-1657, engraving, 1658. Reference: Petitjean and Wickert 22, second state (of three) [signed and dated in the plate lower left].  In excellent condition, with a small margin all around, 13 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches. Provenance: Arsène Bonafous-Murat, Paris A fine impression, before the quatrain was added to the tablet in the third state.  Head of the great school of 17th century French portrait engraving, Nanteuil’s skill and reputation were unequalled. His sitters were distinguished figures of Louis XIV’s court, mainly royalty, statesmen, military and church leaders. Celebrated for its faithfulness to nature and the […]

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