- Museum number
Object: Henricus Borbonius Rex Franciae et Navarrae Rex
Series: Atrium Heroicum
Portrait of Henri IV, bust-length, turned to right and glancing towards the viewer, in full regalia with crown, chains of the Orders of Saint-Michel and the Saint-Esprit, and ermine-trimmed cloak; in oval, with arms of France and Navarre in the upper corners, and fruit swags in the lower corner; with letterpress-printed text above and below platemark
Engraving and letterpress
- Production date
- 1600-1604 (circa)
Height: 167 millimetres
Width: 114 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one from a series of portraits published in four parts in Augsburg between 1600 and 1604. For comment see 1873,0510.2788
For another anonymous plate after the same prototype see 1875,0313.66.
There is a plate by Thomas de Leu engraved after the same design (Robert Dumesnil vol. X, p 121 No.407)
Also see similar depictions of the King by Thomas de Leu (see 1848,0911.579; also, not in BM, R-D vol. X p.119 No.403) and Léonard Gaultier (see IFF 226).
The prototype which all these plates follow could be a painting by François Quesnel (see plate engraved by Thomas de Leu after Quesnel, 1876,0510.1100).
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