Guillaume de Lamoignon

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Title

Guillaume de Lamoignon

Description

This bust-length portrait of a courtier in an ermine robe looks directly out at the viewer. Guillaume de Lamoignon (1617-1677) was a French jurist and first president of the parlement in 1658. The inscription around the oval frame reads: “Senatus Galliarum Princeps Guillelmus de Lamoignon,” and at the bottom of the cartouche there is a dedicatory inscription: “Offerebat Antonius Franciscus, Caesar d’Armes de Busseaux.” [He remains to be identified.] In yet smaller script around the outer frame is the signature of the artist: “Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat. Cum privil(egio) regis 1676.” Nanteuil was a very fashionable Parisian portrait painter whose subjects included the royal family. Two-hundred and thirty-three of his engraved portraits are known, done largely after 1649. He had a workshop but did the heads himself.

Creator

Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623-1678)

Source

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Date

1676

Contributor

Anonymous Gift

Format

20 1/4 x 17 in.

Medium

Engraving

Type

Prints

Identifier

x118

Spatial Coverage

French

Temporal Coverage

17th century

Collection

Citation

Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623-1678), “Guillaume de Lamoignon,” Selected Old Masters from the Picker Art Gallery, accessed March 23, 2017, http://pickeroldmasters.omeka.net/items/show/81.