Works after Le Brun included in this catalogue
Baudet after Le Brun Le Grand Escalier de Versailles 1679-83 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.103-109]
Jeaurat after Le Brun Interview of Louis XIV & Phillip IV 1728 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.175]
Jeaurat after Le Brun Marriage of Louis XIV & Maria Theresa 1731 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.176]
Simonneau after Le Brun Franche Comté Reconquered 1688 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.110]

A major contributor to the development of le style Louis XIV, Le Brun trained with Poussin in Rome (1642-46) and then worked initially under Fouquet and then Colbert. He prospered particularly in the opening decades of the reign of Louis XIV, who admired him unreservedly; but after Colbert’s death in 1683 his fortunes dipped.

The engravings listed above, all from the Levey gift of 1879, reproduce several significant tapestries and murals produced by Le Brun for Louis XIV (for details, see individual entries)


For Le Brun, see Bénézit 8, pp.593-95; AKL 83 (2014), pp.405-9; and (all with further details and references)