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ID: 700000402Record Type: Movable Work
[La chute des anges rebelles] (etching (print); Loir, Alexis (printmaker, 1640-1713), after an unexecuted de...; published ca. 1685-1686; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 691235; (OCoLC)ocn145882245; accession number: 2006.PR.6**)
Note: On February 3, 1686, Le Brun presented the print to Louvois, to whom it was dedicated; On Le Brun's painting (Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts), see Charles Le Brun, 1619-1690 : peintre et dessinateur, p. 107, no. 35. Also see, Jouin, H. Charles Le Brun et les arts sous Louis XIV, p. 462-463; Dedicated to Le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, the print is after an unexecuted design by Charles Le Brun for the ceiling of the chapel at Versailles; The errant angels and Satan, shown in the form of a dragon, tumble to earth, intertwined, as Archangel Michael throws thunderbolts at them. In the 1670s, the French royal press published a suite of five magnificent prints assembled from 15 copperplates. They reproduce the large paintings Charles Le Brun and his assistants made for the king's collections (the paintings are now in Paris and Versailles). These prints served to disseminate the king's collections throughout Europe and met the Crown's demand that artists in royal service glorify the king—here, Louis XIV is presented as the new Alexander the Great, conqueror of the ancient world. The prints also demonstrate Le Brun's role as a teacher, as they contain lessons on every aspect of the Grand Manner, from the expressions of each figure to the structure of the compositions. Publisher: [ca. 1685-1686]
Titles:
[La chute des anges rebelles] (preferred,C,U,RP,French-P,U,U)
Fall of the rebel angels (C,U,English,U,U)
Fall of the rebel angels: Unexecuted design for the chapel of Versailles (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
etching (print) [300041365] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
reproductive prints [300041569]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works))
engraving (print) [300041340]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
prints (visual works) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published ca. 1685-1686

Creator Display:
Loir, Alexis (printmaker, 1640-1713), after an unexecuted design by Charles Le Brun [preferred,GRISC]
designer Le Brun, Charles (French designer, painter, and draftsman, 1619-1690) [500016215]
printmaker Loir, Alexis, I (French silversmith and engraver, 1640-1713) [500115737]
dedicatee Louvois, François-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de (French statesman, 1641-1691) [500288824]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 691235; (OCoLC)ocn145882245; accession number: 2006.PR.6**
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Display Materials: 1 print (2 leaves): etching, engraving, b&w
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
etching (printing process) [300053241]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)
engraving (printing process) [300053225]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)

Dimensions: full sheet 97 x 70 cm, 2 leaves
General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
another art work

Specific Subjects:
Fall of the Rebel Angels
..... Iconography Candidate
angels (spirits) [300379004]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, people in the humanities, <people in religion and related occupations>, people in religion, spirits (beings)) (AAT)
Bible, N.T, Revelation
..... Iconography Candidate
royal chapels [300007462]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, building divisions, rooms and spaces, <rooms and spaces by building type>, religious building spaces, Christian religious building spaces, chapels (rooms or structures)) (AAT)
damned [300379006]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), groups of people, <groups of people by state or condition>) (AAT)
devils (spirits) [300379005]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, people in the humanities, <people in religion and related occupations>, people in religion, spirits (beings)) (AAT)
Louvois, Francçois-Michel Le Tellier, Marquis de (French marquis and statesman, 1641-1691) [500354619]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Michael (Archangel)
..... Iconography Candidate

Provenance: rumbl; Purchase.; Collection of the Princes of Liechtenstein
Inscriptions: C. Le Brun pinxit cum priuil. Regis ; Loir sculp. Inscriptions in the lower margin: Michael et Angeli ejus pr$58oeliabantur / ... / Illustrissimo Viro D.D. Michaeli le Tellier Marchioni de Louuois et de Courtanuaux, / ... / Michel et ses Anges combattoient / contre le Dragon, et ce Dragon qui / est appellé Diable fut precipité du Ciel / en terre et ses Anges avec luy.; Title from Le Blanc and Wildenstein.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
[La chute des anges rebelles]........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 691235
Fall of the rebel angels........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Fall of the rebel angels: Unexecuted design for the chapel of Versailles........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... Le Blanc, C. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes 2: 561, no. 1
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC,VP]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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