ch. mau. pce de talleyrandne a Paris le 2 fevrier 1754.
Lithograph, sheet 470 x 365mm. 18½ x 14¼". Extremities tatty, with tears. Light spotting.
An expressive portrait of an elderly Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1st Sovereign Prince of Beneventum (1754 – 1838), French diplomat. He worked successfully from the regime of Louis XVI, through the French Revolution and then under Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe. Known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name Talleyrand, he is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and influential diplomats in European history. From a sketch from life while he was in London as ambassador to the United Kingdom, a post he held from 1830 to 1834.
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