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Nine Emblems for Louis XIV

Object Details

Title:

Nine Emblems for Louis XIV

Artists/Makers:

Jacques Bailly (French, 1634 - 1679)

and Abbé Amable de Bourzeis (French, 1606 - 1672)

and Abbé Jacques de Cassagne (French, 1635 - 1679)

and Charles Perrault (French, 1628 - 1703)

and possibly Nicolas Jarry (French, about 1610/1615 - about 1666 or 1674)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1663–1668

Medium:

Gouache, gold, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 11 (85.MS.118)

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Provenance
Provenance
1663-1668

King Louis XIV The Great, French, 1638 - 1715 [sale, the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow, Part One: The Highlights from Schonagauer to Chagall, Tuesday 9 April 2013, christie's, new york, lot 55]

19th century

John Frederick Vaughan Campbell, British, 1817 - 1898, gifted to Louisa Lansdowne

late 19th century

Louisa Emma Fox-Stangways, British, 1785 - 1851

1955-1972

Heinrich Eisemann, German, 1890 - 1972 [sold, Hodgson & Co., London, June 29 - July 1 1955, lot 292]

1972-1984

Philip Hofer, American, 1898 - 1984

Bibliography
Bibliography

Hodgson & Co., London. A Catalogue of Books From Various Sources. June 29, 1955, p. 19, lot 292.

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 204, no. 100.

Grove, Laurence. Emblematics and Seventeenth-Century French Literature: Descartes, Tristan, La Fontaine and Perrault (Charlottesville: Rookwood Press, 2000), pp. 178-79.

Kren, Thomas. French Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), pp. xxvii-xxviii, 112-13, ill.

Sciacca, Christine. Building the Medieval World (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2010), pp. 70-71, fig. 67.

Christie's, New York. The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Part One: Highlights from Schongauer to Chagall. April 9, 2013, pp. 120-21, lot 55, ill.