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The equestrian statue of Louis XIV, being moved by rollers and planks of wood: 30.K.11-58

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The equestrian statue of Louis XIV, being moved by rollers and planks of wood

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Unknown
Printmaker: Audran, Girard (Formerly attributed)

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Description

A view of an equestrian statue of Louis XIV, showing the King in classical armour on horseback, holding the reins in left hand and with right arm extended. To the right, a workman can be seen carrying a large wooden beam, with two figures observing the scene in the background. Within a decorative frame, before all printed lettering but with handwritten inscription. The statue was relocated to the Place Louis le Grand (now the Place Vendome) in 1699. Another impression recorded in the Royal Collection RCIN 617067

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

18th Century
In or after 1699 - Circa 1720

School or Style

French

Techniques used in production

Engraving
Etching

Identification numbers

Accession number: 30.K.11-58
Primary reference Number: 311578
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 1 October 2022 Updated: Friday 21 October 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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