Philippe, Duc d’Anjou, after de Troy


Gerard Edelinck (1649-1707), Philippe, Duc d’Anjou, after de Troy, engraving, c. 1698. Reference: Randall Coll. 736. In very good condition (remains of prior hinging verso), with margins, 15 1/4 x 11 1/2, the sheet 16 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches, archival matting.

Provenance: ex Collection Gottfried Eissler (Lugt Supplement 805b, with his stamp verso)

A fine impression.

Philippe, Duc d’Anjou (1683-1746) is pictured just before he was named King Philippe V of Spain in 1700. Philippe was born at Versailles, the second son of Louis, le Grand Dauphin and Duchess Maria Anna of Bavaria.  At his birth he was named Duke d’Anjou, which he would be known as until he became the king of Spain.

Edelinck is of course well known as one of the great 17th Century masters of portraiture, and the burin.  Francoise de Troy (1645-1730), who painted this portrait, was a renowned painter and engraver, a director of the Royal Academie of Painting and Sculpture, and a member of an eminent family of artists.