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Louis Hector Duc de Villars: P.13858-R

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Current Location: In storage


Louis Hector Duc de Villars
Portrait of Claude Louis Hector de Villars, 1653-1734


Printmaker: Drevet, Pierre
Painter: Rigaud, Hyacinthe (After)




History note: Charrington bought it at Sotheby's (Lawson sale) 6 March 1908 through P. & D.Colnaghi, £8.8.0 +comm

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd state. On the thropy on the left it's possible to read "De bellatis ad Fredelingam coesarianis germania gallis patefacta. MDCCII Germanis ad Hocstetum deletis ister gallis adsertus MDCCIII" and on the throphy on the right "Perrupto dononiensi vallo Landrecium liberatum dua cum querectum Buchemium cum trigen ta millia hostium in fidem victoris deditis M.DCC.XII Landavia & Friburgo expu gnatis hostes ad pacem adacti pax que victricibus d'extris obsignata. M.DCC.XIII" and on the bottom, in 9 lines "Louis Hector Duc de Villars Pair et Marechal de France, Prince de Martigues, Vicomte de Melun, Commandeur des ordres du Roy, Chevalier de la Toyson d'or, Governeur des ville, fort, et chateau de Fribourg, et du Briskau, Gouverneur general des Eveches et pays Messin, Gouverneur general de Provance, marseille, Arles, et terres adjacentes, Generalissime des armees du Roy, son plenipotentiaire et ambassadeur extraordinaire pour les traitez de paix a Rastatt, et chef de l'ambassade pour la Signature de la paix generalle a Baden en Suisses, President du Conseil de guerre du conseil de Regence", and inscription at the bottom "Peint par Hya.e Rigaud" and "grave par P. Drevet".

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.13858-R
Primary reference Number: 205262
Lugt: 572
Firmin-Didot (Drevet): 123.III
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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