[Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard]Petrus Bayard Eques Sub Car.o 8.o Lud.o 10.o [...]
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, 17th century watermark; each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins. Slight stain at bottom.
Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1473-1524), French soldier who distinguished himself in many years of service during the Italian Wars between 1494 and 1524. 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 Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
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