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Defeat of the Spanish Army Near the Canal at Bruges by the Troops of King Louis XIV 1667

A work made of engraving and etching in black on off-white laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving and etching in black on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1680

Artist:

Sébastien Le Clerc the elder (French, 1637-1714)
after Charles Le Brun French, 1619-1690

About this artwork

The prolific printmaker Sébastien Le Clerc the Elder produced a series of historic subjects after the court painter Charles Le Brun’s tapestry models. This particular work celebrates the victory of King Louis XIV of France over the Spanish in 1667. The mounted figure facing the viewer is Louis XIV himself. Le Clerc retained the original composition’s ornamental borders, creating a fictive sense of the tapestry as a luxury object with its own framing device. While significantly smaller than a wall hanging, this print is nonetheless impressively filled with intricate detail.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Sébastien Le Clerc, the elder

Title

Defeat of the Spanish Army Near the Canal at Bruges by the Troops of King Louis XIV 1667

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1680

Medium

Engraving and etching in black on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 40.9 × 56.9 cm (16 1/8 × 22 7/16 in.); Sheet: 41.1 × 57 cm (16 3/16 × 22 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2296

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