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Saint Luc évangéliste / Sanctus Lucas Evangelista

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  • Title (object)

    • Saint Luc évangéliste
    • Sanctus Lucas Evangelista
  • Description

    St Luke, after Valentin, seated and writing at a desk; a portrait of the Virgin placed on the table at left, and the bull at right
    Etching and engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1671-1672
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 262 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 305 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image: 'Aeg. Rousselet Sculp.' and below image, at lower left, with title, production detail: 'gravé sur un tableau du Valentin', dimensions of original painting: 'de 3 p. 1/2 de hault sur 4 p. 1/2 de large' and provenance: 'du cabinet du roy'; at lower right, same, in Latin.
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of four plates representing the Evangelists, engraved by Gilles Rousselet after Valentin.
    The inscription states that the painting is in the 'Cabinet du Roy'; Louis XIV acquired the painting from Hoursel in 1670. They are now in the Château de Versailles. The royal accounts state that Rousselet was given 400 livres twice, on 17 august 1671 and on 9 May 1872, to paint the Evangelists.


  • Bibliography

    • Le Blanc 1854-89 34 bibliographic details
    • Meyer 2004 99 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French Masters Portfolio)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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