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Chimney with a Painting of Louis XIV over the Mantle, from 'Grandes Cheminée'

Artist and engraver:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Jean I Leblond (French, ca. 1590–1666 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1644–66
Medium:
etching [2nd edition]
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 × 8 7/16 in. (29.9 × 21.4 cm) [cropped partly within plate mark]
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.83(4)
Not on view
Design for a chimney characterized by double vases and a weapon trophy on top of the mantel. Over the mantel a painting of King Louis XIV on horseback has been placed. The chimney is placed against a wall decorated with a pattern of fleurs-de-lis.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: 'le Potre fecit cum privil.'; 'le Blond / excudit'
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living in Style: Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints," June 17, 2013–September 9, 2013.

IFF 12 (1999), nr. 1445
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