Baudet, Étienne (c.1636-1711; French), after Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632: French)
Rendez a Cesar ce qui appartient a Cesar… [The Tribute Money]
Gift of George Collins Levey 1879
National Gallery of Victoria (p.183.13-1)
= Levey gift, cat.11
The source painting, also known as Le Denier de César, is still at Versailles. For the Biblical text, see Matthew 20:15-22 (contrast Matthew 17:24-27, the separate episode depicted in Masaccio’s famous Brancacci Chapel fresco in Florence).
For both Baudet (appointed graveur to Louis XIV in 1693), and Valentin, see linked artist entries.
NGV 1894, p.108 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.38); NGV 1905, p.122 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.28)
The NGV catalogue lists this print as by an unknown engraver after Valentin
Cf.Suite et Arrangement (1727), and Duplessis Cabinet du roi (1869), p.7. For Valentin’s painting of c.1624, known as Le Tribut de César (Versailles, MV 7317), see http://collections.chateauversailles.fr/#3291d75b-7741-4a60-8183-d111ae727a33