Déposé à la Bibliothèque Impériale à Paris chez Potrelle Md. d'Estampes, rue St. Honoré, No.142. [n.d. c.1807.]
Stipple, very fine. Plate 438 x 336mm. 17¼ x 13¼".
Joachim-Napoleon Murat (1767-1815), Marshal of France, Grand Admiral of France, and King of Naples from 1808 to 1815. He received his titles in part by being the brother-in-law of Napoleon I, through his marriage to Napoleon's youngest sister, Caroline Bonaparte. He was noted as a flamboyant dresser and was known as 'the Dandy King'. From a series of plates representing members of the French Imperial family and European Kings, engraved by Ruotte or Bourgeois de la Richardière and published by Potrelle, 1805-1810.
Ex Collection: William Fitzwilliam Burton [1796-1844], of Burton hall, Carlow; Eire, landowner. In the British Museum as coloured stipple.
[Ref: 21103] £360.00