Collection Générale des Portraits de M.M. les Députés des trois Ordres, assemblés à Versailles en 1789. A.P.D.R.
Chez Sergent rue Maueonseil. No.62. A Paris chez le Vachez Md. d'Estampes sous les Colonnades du Palais Royal No.258, Et chez le même, à Versaille, rue des Chantiers, No.14.
Aquatint printed in sepia and black with large margins, rare and fine. Plate 235 x 179mm. 9¼ x7".
A bust portait of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duke of Orléans, wearing a hat embellished with feathers, looking to the right, in an oval fram surmounted by garlands of oak leaves. Louis Philippe, duc d'Orléans (1747-1793), actively supported the French Revolution and adopted the name Philippe Égalité, but was nonetheless guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Following his career, the term Orléanist came to be attached to the movement in France that favoured constitutional monarchy. From a series of portraits representing the deputies of the three Orders, published by Levachez from 1789.
[Ref: 23980] £230.00