[France] [Louis, Dauphin of France.]
Etching, proof before letters, 520 x 370mm. 20½ x 14½".
Louis, Dauphin of France (1661 - 1711) set full length into a highly decorative border consisting of emblems of the French monarchy. Below is an empty cartouche before inscription. Louis was the eldest son and heir of Louis XIV, King of France and his Queen, Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche. He was popularly known as le Grand Dauphin. This wasn't due to any sense of greatness but, rather, to his large physical size. He died before his father. Probably engraved by François Chéreau (1680 - 1729).
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