Charles Henri de Lorraine Prince de Vaudemont, Souverain de Commercy, & c.Nec Virtute Fuit Nec Bello Major et Armis.
Offerebat Johann. Bapt. Louvain. [n.d., c.1708.]
Engraving. 495 x 340mm (19½ x 13½"). Cut to plate, staining in title area. Slight damage to top left.
Charles Henri of Lorraine (1649-1723), son of Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, and Béatrix de Cusance, his second wife. As his father's first marriage had not been properly annulled Charles Henri's claim to inherit Lorraine was disputed and dukedom was obtained by his father's younger brother through French intervention. Charles Henri was given the Principality of Commercy in 1708 by his cousin Leopold, Duke of Lorraine. The portrait was painted by Jean Ranc (1674-1735), an important portrait painter in the courts of Louis XIV of France and Philip V of Spain.
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