Requires Photography

Louis XVIII of France

1803 or after
Unidentified artist, 18th century, Copied after Raphael Morghen (Italian, 1758–1833), After Stefano Tofanelli (Italian, 1752–1812)


Catalogue Raisonné

Halsey 088 (copy); Apell 116 (copy); Le Blanc 148 (copy)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.1 x 15.3 cm (8 11/16 x 6 in.) Platemark: 18.9 x 13.3 cm (7 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P13591

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This is not the same print as P13589 and P13590. It is deceptively similar in most respects to P13590, except that it lacks the inscription “Raph: Morghen sculp:”, and the ribbon and button above the medallion are different. Since the ribbon and button are different, it would seem that this plate was not engraved with the idea of deception, and it is possible that it is also by Morghen, or perhaps by a pupil.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund