[Olivier V de Clisson.]Olivarius de Clisson Comes Stabuli Sub Carolo 5
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins.
Olivier V de Clisson (1336-1407), Breton soldier. Battles he was involved in included the Siege of Brest (1373) and Battle of Roosebeke (1382). Engraved after a portrait by Simon Vouet (Nantes, Musée Dobrée). From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
[Ref: 39877] £180.00