[Charles V, Duke of Lorraine]Serenissimus Princeps Carolus a Lotharingia.
Engraving with small margins. 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Fine impression.
Charles V (1643-90), Duke of Lorraine but not allowed to rule, as Lorraine was under French occupation during his lifetime. He entered Habsburg service, becoming one of their most successful generals, defeating the Turks at the Siege of Vienna, 1683. He died suddenly in 1690. According to Voltaire, Louis XIV paid tribute to him with the words "I have lost the greatest, wisest and most generous of my enemies". The portrait was engraved by Robert Nanteuil, the most celebrated of French 17th century portrait engravers, published in his 'Portraits de Nanteuil Tome I'.
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