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Portrait of Charles Le Brun, 1619-1690: P.13782-R

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Charles Le Brun, 1619-1690


Printmaker: Edelinck, Gérard
Painter: Largillière, Nicolas de (After)




History note: From the Northwick Collection; bt. Charrington at P. & D. Colnaghi, Jan 1933

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Charrington, John


2nd state / Inscription around portrait "Carolvs Le Brvn Eoves Regis Pictorvm Princeps"; Inscription on bottom "Au siecle de Louis l'hereux sort le fil naistre /Il luy falloit un Peintre, Il le falloit un maistre / Qui fournist a ton art plu d'un noble dessein. / Par toy nous triomphons d'Athenes et de Rome. / Il n'est que toy Le Brun pout peindre un si grand homme / Comme Il n'est que Louis, por occuper ta main." and "N. de Largillierre Pinxit." and "Offerebat Humillimus servus Gerardus Edelinck" and "D. Edelinck Sculpit. / et ex cum priult Regis"; Inscription around the bottom "Cvnctis Svblimior"and "Varios Trahit Inde Colores".

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Accession number: P.13782-R
Primary reference Number: 205177
Lugt: 572
Robert-Dumesnil: 238.II
Firmin-Didot (Portraits): 627.II
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Tuesday 10 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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