[France] Serenissimus Princeps Carolus a Lotharingia.
Engraving. 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Cut.
Jean Loret (c.1600-65), French poet who published a weekly journal of Parisian gossip society, written as letters in verse to Marie d'Orléans Longueville, published as a collction in 'La Muse historique'. The first volume is believed to contain the earliest written reference to the tales of Mother Goose. Such was Loret's fame that this portrait was engraved by Robert Nanteuil, the most celebrated of French 17th century portrait engravers, and published among portraits of the people he wrote about, in 'Portraits de Nanteuil Tome I'.
From the Charles Wickert Collection. R.D. 150 III.
[Ref: 28558] £140.00