The Gallery of the Hôtel des Gobelins with the Tapestries of LeBrun's "Battles of Alexander"

1696
Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714)


Catalogue Raisonné

Jombert 257(1); IFF 458, ii/iv; Le Blanc 422

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.6 × 30.9 cm (7 11/16 × 12 3/16 in.) Platemark: 14.6 × 24.9 cm (5 3/4 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.275.4.324

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Colbert visiting the Gobelins manufactory to view the tapestries with LeBrun’s designs of “The Battles of Alexander”

Markings

Verso, upper center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London; from whom purchased June 27, 2001 (from an album bound and organized in France about 1770-1775)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. G. Marshall Moriarty in memory of Charlotte Vershbow