Unknown engraver, after Nanteuil, Robert (1623-78; French)
Pierre-Armand de Cambout, Cardinel de Coislin
Gift of George Collins Levey 1879
National Gallery of Victoria (p.183.178-1)
= Levey gift, cat.no.177
This print, inscribed ‘Nanteuil’ in pencil, reproduces (in reverse) a 1658 engraving, altering some details.
Nanteuil was famous for his portraits of the king and other contemporaries during the first part of the king’s reign. The NGV collection contains a number of his autograph engravings, acquired later, including portraits of Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert and the king himself (1664).
Not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905
For the other NGV prints by Nanteuil, see https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/?type=collection&s=Nanteuil. For the artist, designated Louis XIV’s Royal Engraver, see e.g. Bénézit 10, p.151 and AKL 91 (2016), pp.512-13