Portraits: "Louis Seize Roi des Francais, Restaurateur de la Libertee" Louis XVI, King of France - Ludwig XVI Koenig von Frankreich
"Louis Seize Roi des Francais, Restaurateur de la Libertee" Louis XVI, King of France - Ludwig XVI Koenig von Frankreich
Type of print: Copper etching
Engraver: Charles Clement Balvay, known as Bervie (1756-1822)
After the painting by: Antoine-Francois Callet (1741-1823)
Published: As a single sheet print by Balvay (Berve). Paris. Galerie du Louvre. Dated 1790
Condition: Except for the extreme lower left corner, which has been restored) near excellent. Paper has a pleasant general patina. Impression is strong. On reverse side are pencilled collector's notes about the artist. Only small margins beyond plate marks. Tiny repairs in margins.
Rarity: Very rare, especially in this near superb condition.
Measurements: 68 x 51,5 cm (ca. 26.8 x 20.3")
Versailles; Louis XVI, king of France and Navarre, wearing his grand royal costume; curled wig, frilled tie, embroidered robes, ermine mantle, the Collar of the Order of the Holy Spirit; plumed hat; sceptre; scepter; Zepter; Herrschaftszeichen; staff; wand; monarch; throne; crown; columns; drapery; royal or imperial insignia; hand of justice; Main de Justice; ivory Hand of God; standard regalia of the French king