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Cardinal Dubois

Cardinal Dubois

1724

Pierre-Imbert Drevet

(French, 1697–1739)

after Hyacinthe Rigaud

(French, 1659–1743)

Engraving

Platemark: 48.7 x 35.9 cm (19 3/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dean Perry in memory of Julia Raymond, and gift of Miss Helen B. Falter 1977.50

Catalogue raisonné: Firmin-Didot 15

State: II/II

Location

Description

One of the most powerful people in France at the beginning of the 18th century, Cardinal Guillaume Dubois (1656–1723) holds a letter addressed Au Roy, or “To the King.” The engraving reproduces a painting commemorating Louis XV’s ascendance to the throne in 1723.

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