Monseign[neu]r Philippes de France, Duc d'Aniou.
A Paris Chez N. de L'Armessin, Rue St. jacq. ala Pome d'Or, Avec Privil du Roy. [n.d., c.1688.]
Engraving, 250 x 165mm. 9¾ x 6½". A fine impression, in near mint condition.
Philip V of Spain (French: Philippe de France; 1683 - 1746), fils de France and Duke of Anjou, as an infant, wearing hat adorned with feather, embroidered jacket and insignia of the order of the Saint-Esprit. Philip was King of Spain from 1700 to 14 January 1724, when he abdicated in favour of his son, Louis I of Spain, and from 31 August 1724 to 1746, assuming the throne again upon his son's death. Philip was the first Bourbon king of Spain. His entire reign of 45 years and 21 days is the longest in Spanish history. In oval frame, coat of arms in the lower part.; brief biography below title. Engraved by Nicolas de Larmessin I (1632 - 1694), from a large series of (at least) 240 portraits.
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