Artist Sébastien Le Clerc, French, 1637-1714
Artist after Charles Le Brun, French, 1619-1690
Title
  • The Hanging of LeBrun's Tapestries Illustrating the Battles of Alexander
Date between 1637 and 1714
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid ? paper
Dimensions Plate: 5 3/4 × 9 5/8 inches (14.6 × 24.4 cm)
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 10 3/8 inches (16.8 × 26.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S303.A
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, below image, lower left: Seb. le Clerc fecit
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image: LA GALERIE DE L'HOSTEL [crest] ROYAL DES GOBLINS | ou l'on fait voir | A MONSEIGN.R COLBERT (Jean Baptiste Colbert)
Inscribed, in plate: Marquis de villacerf et de payens, seigneur de st. memen, courlange, la cour, st. phal, fontaine et autres lieux ; conseiller du roy en ses conseils, | premier maistre d h'ostel de la feue reine, surintendant et ordonnateur general des bastimens, jardins, arts et manufactures de sa majesté. |
Inscribed, in plate, below inscription: Quelques actions d'Alexandre representées en Tapisseries sur les Tableaux de Mons.r le Brun
Inscribed, in pencil, lower center margin: Brilliant set of Proofs - extremely scarce
September 1899, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)