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[Cardinal Antonio Barberini.]
[Cardinal Antonio Barberini.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivam pinge. et sculpebat 1664.
Engraving. Sheet: 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of Cardinal Antonio Barberini (1608-1671) who was the nephew of Urban VIII, he served as Papal Legate in Avignon, Great Almoner to the Queen of France from 1651 and was made Bishop of Poitiers in 1652.
Petitjean & Wickert 9.
[Ref: 49265]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Franc. Blanchart Abbas S.t Genov Parisiensis Nec Non Praepos. General. Canon. Recvl. Congreg .Cal.
Franc. Blanchart Abbas S.t Genov Parisiensis Nec Non Praepos. General. Canon. Recvl. Congreg .Cal.
Nanteuil ad vivum ping. et sculpebat 1673.
Engraving. 405 x 325mm (16 x 11¾"). Trimmed to plate mark. Two wormholes near lower left corner. Small stain near lower corner.
A half portrait of Francois Blanchart (1606-1662) in clerical dress with a simple crucifix. Blanchart was appointed abbott of St. Genevieve in 1644.
PW 18. ii/iii
[Ref: 57422]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Petrus Bouchu Abbas Firmitatis.
Petrus Bouchu Abbas Firmitatis.
R. Nanteuil ad vivum pingebat et sculpebat. 1669.
[French, 1669.]
Engraving. Sheet 325 x 255mm (12¾ x 10"). Trimmed into plate.
Portrait of Pierre Bouchu, Abbé de Clairvaux, in robe with crucifix around his neck; in lettered oval frame with coat of arms in the lower part. By Robert Nanteuil (1623 - 1678), engraver and portrait draughtsman.
With collector's stamp of Frederic Robert Halsey (1847-1918), lawyer and bibliophile (Lugt: 1308); second unidentified stamp. RD 47
[Ref: 26799]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Victor le Bouthillier]
[Victor le Bouthillier]
Champaigne pinxit. Nanteuil sculpebat. 1651.
Engraving. 325 x 245mm (11¾ x 9¾"). Small repaired tear near top of printed area. Minor creasing in small margins. Central crease not visible from front.
A half portrait of Victor le Bouthillier (1590-1670), waering clerical dress a crucifix in an octagonal frame, with coat of arms. Bouthillier was appointed Bishop of Boulogne in 1626 and became the archbishop of Tours in 1641.
PW 35. i/iii
[Ref: 57428]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henri-Auguste, Comte de Brienne.]
[Henri-Auguste, Comte de Brienne.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat 1660.
Engraving. Sheet: 365 x 275mm (14½ x 11''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of French statesman Henri-Auguste de Loménie (1594-1666). He served as secretary of states for the navy from 1615 until 1643. He was responsible for negotiating the marriage of Henrietta Maria of France with Charles I.
Petitjean & Wickert 39.I.
[Ref: 49277]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Cardinal Barberini]
[Le Cardinal Barberini]
R. Nanteuil ad vivum pin. et Sculpebat 1663.
Cum privilegio Regis.
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 350 x 275mm (13¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed.
A half portrait of Cardinal Antonio Barberini (1608-1671) in an oval garland of oak leaves atop a plinth decorated with a coat of arms. He wears typical clerical dress with skull cap and the isignia of the Order of the Saint-Eprit. Antonio was an influential figure of the House of Barberini, which helped shape the politics, religion art and music of 17th century Italy. His uncle was appointed Pope Urban VIII in 1623 and elevated Antonio and his brothers to Cardinal.
PW 10.
[Ref: 57423]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Jacques Marquis de Castelnau
Jacques Marquis de Castelnau Mareschal de France Lieutenant General des Armees du Roy en Flandres, Gouverneur de Brest, nommé a l'Order du Saint Esprit &c.
Nanteuil ad viv. faciebat 1658.
Engraving. Plate: 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½''). Trimmed to plate at bottom, 3 sides thread margins.
A portrait of Jacques de Castelnau-Bochetel Seigneur de Mauvissière (1620-1658), Lieutenant-General and Governor of Brest who was mortally wounded during the seige of Dunkirk in 1658 and given the title of Marshall on his deathbed.
Petitjean & Wickert 41 11.
[Ref: 49259]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Jean Chapelain Conseiller du Roy en ses Conseiles.
Jean Chapelain Conseiller du Roy en ses Conseiles.
R. Nanteuil ad vivum delineabat et sculpebat 1655.
Engraving. Sheet 270 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Small margins.
Jean Chapelain (1595-1674), poet, critic and counsellor of Louis XIII, founding member of the Académie française. By Robert Nanteuil (1623 - 1678), engraver and portrait draughtsman.
Petitjean & Wickert 43, ii of iv.
[Ref: 49404]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles V, Duke of Lorraine]
[Charles V, Duke of Lorraine] Serenissimus Princeps Carolus a Lotharingia.
Nanteuil ad vivum faciebat 1660.
Engraving with small margins. 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Fine impression.
Charles V (1643-90), Duke of Lorraine but not allowed to rule, as Lorraine was under French occupation during his lifetime. He entered Habsburg service, becoming one of their most successful generals, defeating the Turks at the Siege of Vienna, 1683. He died suddenly in 1690. According to Voltaire, Louis XIV paid tribute to him with the words "I have lost the greatest, wisest and most generous of my enemies". The portrait was engraved by Robert Nanteuil, the most celebrated of French 17th century portrait engravers, published in his 'Portraits de Nanteuil Tome I'.
R.D. 63
[Ref: 28526]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Comte de Dunois L. L. Charles d'Orleans.
Comte de Dunois L. L. Charles d'Orleans.
Ferdinand Pinxit. R. Nantueil sculpebat 1660.
Engraving. Sheet: 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 9¾''). Trimmed, foxing, staining in corners and laid on album sheet at corners.
A portrait of Charles d'Orleans (1649-1672) who died crossing the Rhine near Fort Tolhuis, at the time he had been considered for the throne of Poland. He had accompanied Louis XIV to Flanders and in 1668 he led gentlemen to fight the Turks in Candia but he failed to lead the siege.
Petitjean & Wickert 64. Belton Collection.
[Ref: 49263]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Messire Geogre de Scudery Gouverneur du Fort de Nostre Dame de la Garde et Capitaine Entretenu.
Messire Geogre de Scudery Gouverneur du Fort de Nostre Dame de la Garde et Capitaine Entretenu.
Robertus Nantueil ad Vivum faciebat.
[n.d., c.1656.]
Engraving. Plate: 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8'') large margins. Foxing.
A portrait of George de Sudéry (1601-1667) a novelist and playwright who started his career as an officer in the army and then started to write. He became the governor of the fortress of Notre Dame de la Garde in 1643 and then entered the Académie Française in 1650.
Petitjean & Wickert 1925 206.I.
[Ref: 49260]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Francois de Vandosme Duc de Beaufort et Pair de France.
Francois de Vandosme Duc de Beaufort et Pair de France.
Nocroit Pinxit. Nantueil Sculpebat.
Aparis chez P. Mariette rüe St Iacques a l'Esperance Avec Privilage. [n.d., c.1650.]
Engraving. Plate: 430 x 350mm (17 x 13¾'') very large margin. Central crease.
A three-quarter length portrait of Francois de Vendôme, Duc de Beaufort (1616-1669). De Vendôme took part in the Savoy campaign in 1628, he was then exiled in England after plotting with the Marquis de Cinq Mars against Richelieu, he returned after the Cardinal's death in 1642. With his father he led a conspiracy against Mazarin, the 'cabale des Importants', in 1643, and was imprisoned in Vincennes; he escaped in 1648, and in 1649 he was one of the leaders of the Fronde; exiled again, he finally rallied to the King in 1653 and remained faithful to the royal cause until his death.
Petitjean & Wickert 14.III
[Ref: 49278]   £260.00  
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Ionnes Dorieu Sac. Consistorii Comtes et Præses in Curia Subsidior.m.
Ionnes Dorieu Sac. Consistorii Comtes et Præses in Curia Subsidior.m.
Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat 1660.
Engraving. In ink under crest "Fouque"; Sheet: 325 x 245mm (12¾ x 9¾''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of French magistrate Jean Dorieu (1596-1679) who was Councillor at the Grand Conseil in 1623 and President of the Cour des Aides in 1636.
Petitjean & Wickert 62.
[Ref: 49269]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cardinal César d'Estrées.]
[Cardinal César d'Estrées.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivu. faciebat 1660.
Engraving. Verso in pencil Anthony Wright. Sheet 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 10"). Trimmed nearly to image.
César d'Estrées (1628-1714), cardinal and French ambassador to Rome and Spain. By Robert Nanteuil (1623 - 1678), engraver and portrait draughtsman.
Petitjean & Wickert 70, only state.
[Ref: 49420]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jean Francoise Paul de Gondi]
[Jean Francoise Paul de Gondi] Haec Domat. Illa Tuetur.
R. Nantueil Faciebat. 1650 [after Philippe de Champaigne].
Engraving. 290 x 210mm (11½ x 8¼").
A half portrait of Jean Francoise Paul de Gondi (1613-1679), wearing clerical dress and a crucifix in a trompe l'oeil stone window. Gondi was a politically motivated churchman, elected Cardinal de Retz in 1650, and was a key player in The Fronde, earning himself the longstanding emnity of Louis XIV. Throughout his career he was protected and supported by Pope Innocent X. Their relationship proved exceptionally forunate after Retz escaped from prison, during which he became the Archbishop of Paris, and was welcomed by the Pope in Rome. Innocent X refused to let him resign as archbishop despite immense pressure from the King. Eventually, yielding to the King's demands, he returned to Paris after the death of his nemesis Cardinal Mazarin but was compensated handsomely with income from twelve estates. Petitjean and Wickert assert that Nanteuil's engraving was after the portrait by Jean Morin after de Champaigne. Frontis "Histoire des Papes" 1653.
PW 199. ii/iii
[Ref: 57415]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[François de Harlay.]
[François de Harlay.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivam ping. scul. et excudebat cum Privil. Regis 1671.
Engraving. 405 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Some spotting, creased. Small margins.
François de Harlay de Champvallon (1625-95), the fifth Archbishop of Paris. He is believed to have officiated at the second marriage of Louis XIV, to Madame Scarron, which was never officially announced or admitted, as it was morganatic.
Petitjean & Wickert 85, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 49400]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Michael le Masle Prior des Roches Præcentor et Canonicus Ecclesiæ Parisiensis.
Michael le Masle Prior des Roches Præcentor et Canonicus Ecclesiæ Parisiensis.
Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat 1658.
Engraving. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾''), large margins.
A portrait of Michael le Masle who was a protégé of Richelieu and served as his secretary from 1615 until the cardinal's death, he was also appointed Prior of the Roches.
Petitjean & Wickert 64. I
[Ref: 49264]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles-Maurice Le Tellier.]
[Charles-Maurice Le Tellier.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivam pinge. et sculpebat. 1664.
Engraving. Sheet: 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 9¾''). Trimmed within plate, laid on conservation tissue.
A portrait of French cleric Charles Maurice le Tellier (1642-1710) Archbishop of Reims.
Petitjean & Wickert 120. IV.
[Ref: 49275]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henri Auguste de Loménie, Count of Brienne]
[Henri Auguste de Loménie, Count of Brienne]
R. Nanteuil ad vivum faciebat. 1660.
Engraving in mount. 365 x 275mm (14¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed. Attached to top & bottom on left.
A bust length portrait of Henri Auguste de Loménie (1594-1666) in an oval frame of oak leaves atop a pedastel decorated with a coat of arms. Loménie was a successful French diplomat responsible for many delicate maneouvres including the marriage of Henrietta Maria of France and Charles I.
PW39. i.
[Ref: 57468]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Serenissimus Princeps Carolus a Lotharingia.
[France] Serenissimus Princeps Carolus a Lotharingia.
Nanteuil ad vivum faciebat 1660.
Engraving. 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Cut.
Jean Loret (c.1600-65), French poet who published a weekly journal of Parisian gossip society, written as letters in verse to Marie d'Orléans Longueville, published as a collction in 'La Muse historique'. The first volume is believed to contain the earliest written reference to the tales of Mother Goose. Such was Loret's fame that this portrait was engraved by Robert Nanteuil, the most celebrated of French 17th century portrait engravers, and published among portraits of the people he wrote about, in 'Portraits de Nanteuil Tome I'.
From the Charles Wickert Collection. R.D. 150 III.
[Ref: 28558]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Dionysius Marin Regi a Sanctioribus Consiliis et Ærarii Præfectus.
Dionysius Marin Regi a Sanctioribus Consiliis et Ærarii Præfectus.
Dieu pinxit. Nanteuil sculpebat 1661.
Engraving. Plate: 325 x 245mm (12¾ x 9¾'').
A portrait of French statesman Denis Marin (1600-1678) who came from a humble background but nevertheless led a successful career, he was appointed trésorier général des fermes in 1638, Secretary to the King, Councillor of State in 1648, and Intendant of armies and finances in 1656. He married Marguerite Colbert, cousin of the Great Colbert.
Petitjean & Wickert 151.I
[Ref: 49271]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Henri II, Duc de Nemours.
Henri II, Duc de Nemours.
R. Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat et excud. cum privil. Regis 1652.
Rare engraving. Sheet: 340 x 265mm (13½ x 10½''). Trimmed within plate. Laid on album sheet at corners.
A portrait of Henri II of Savoy, Duc de Nemours (1625-1659), he joined the clergy and became Archbishop of Reims, he left the church following the death of his elder brother when he became Duke of Nemours and he married Marie d'Orleans.
Petitjean & Wickert 179.I.
[Ref: 49273]   £360.00  
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[Ferdinand de Neufille, Bishop of Saint-Malo.]
[Ferdinand de Neufille, Bishop of Saint-Malo.]
Champaigne Pinxit. Nanteuil Sculpebat.
[n.d., c.1657.]
Engraving. Plate: 365 x 265mm (14½ x 10½'').
A half-length portrait of Ferdinand de Neufille, Bishop of Saint-Malo (1608-90).
[Ref: 48746]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Curia Decanus Ab. S.ti Mart. Prior et D. De Charitatepet Payen D. Deslandes Senat. Cler. In SVP Gal.
Curia Decanus Ab. S.ti Mart. Prior et D. De Charitatepet Payen D. Deslandes Senat. Cler. In SVP Gal.
Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat 1659.
Engraving. Plate: 325 x 255mm (12¾ x 10'').
A portrait of French conseiller-clerc Pierre Payen who served at the Parliament of Paris (1621), he followed Marie de' Medici in Belgium (1632) and was her 'secrétaire des commandements'; he returned to France after Cardinal Richeieu's death, in 1643, and was reinstated in his charge.
Petitjean & Wickert 190.I
[Ref: 49270]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pierre Payen] Pet. Payen D. Deslandes Senat. Cler. In Sup. Cal. Curia Decanus Ab. S.t Mart. Prior Et D. De Charitate
[Pierre Payen] Pet. Payen D. Deslandes Senat. Cler. In Sup. Cal. Curia Decanus Ab. S.t Mart. Prior Et D. De Charitate
Nanteuil ad vivum faciebat 1659.
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 330 x 255mm (13 x 10"). Trimmed to plate mark.
A half portrait of French magestrate Pierre Payen (d.1664) in magesterial robes in oval frame with coat of arms.
PW 190. ii.
[Ref: 57431]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Jean Francois Sarrasin Conseiller Ordinaire du Roy en Tous ses Conseils.
Jean Francois Sarrasin Conseiller Ordinaire du Roy en Tous ses Conseils.
Nanteuil delin 1649 et Sculp. 1656.
Engraving. Plate: 215 x 150mm (8½ x 6''). Marking, laid on 18th century original mount.
Jean François Sarrazin or Sarasin (1611 1654), French author of satirical verses on the contemporary society.
Petitjean & Wickert 203.
[Ref: 49267]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henri II, Duc de Nemours.]
[Henri II, Duc de Nemours.]
Rob. Nanteuil delin. ad vivam sculpebat et excudebat cum privil. Regis 1652.
Engraving. Plate: 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 9¾''). Trimmed.
A portrait of Henri II of Savoy, Duc de Nemours (1625-1659), he joined the clergy and became Archbishop of Reims, he left the church following the death of his elder brother when he became Duke of Nemours and he married Marie d'Orleans.
Petitjean & Wickert 178. II
[Ref: 49268]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis-François de la Baume de Suze.]
[Louis-François de la Baume de Suze.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivam faciebat 1656.
Engraving. Sheet 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"). Trimmed to image.
Louis-François de la Baume de Suze (15951690), bishop of Viviers.
Petitjean & Wickert 213.
[Ref: 49401]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Denis Talon.]
[Denis Talon.]
Nanteuil faciebat ad vivum.
[n.d. c.1654-6.]
Fine engraving, 17th century watermark; 365 x 285mm (14¼ x 11¼"). Fine. Trimmed.
A bust length portrait of French magistrate Denis Talon (1628-1698) in magistrates robes, in a frame of oak leaves decorated with entwined initials and a coat of arms.
PW 211.
[Ref: 57483]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chancellor Michel le Tellier].
[Chancellor Michel le Tellier].
Nanteuil ad vivum del. et Sculpebat 20 Junni An.o 1659.
Engraving, in mount; 360 x 270mm (14 x 10½"). Trimmed, attached top & bottom on left.
A bust portrait of Chancellor Michel le Tellier (1603-1685) in an oval laurel garland atop a pedestel decorated with a coat of arms. Tellier enjoyed a successful career as a French statesman, owing in no small part to his close friendship with Cardinal Mazarin, and in 1677 was appointed Chancellor of France.
RD 131. PW 111.
[Ref: 57467]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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