“ Le pape va en cérémonie prendre possesion du Pontificat dans l’Eglise St Jean de Latran qui est la capitale de toute celles qui relevent de la juridiction du Pape dans la Chrétieneté ”
from Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde.
by Bernard Picart 1673-1733
Large antique copper plate engraving on paper 43 x 54 cm
Full margins original centre fold.
King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his cousin and father-in-law Louis XII, who died without a son.
Size 9 x 8 cm
Professor of medicine at Montpellier and Paris, who wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases, and also, with a small anonymously published book, played a fundamental part in the origins of critical textual analysis of works of scripture.
Artist: Louis Halbou.,
Size 15 x 9 cms
Comte de Lasalle 1775-1809, French cavalry general during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, often called “The Hussar General”. He first gained fame for his role in the Capitulation of Stettin. Over the course of his short career, he became known as a daring adventurer and was credited with many exploits; some true, others probably fanciful. Eventually, he fought on every front and was killed at the Battle of Wagram.
Artist/Engraver: Antoine-Jean Gros 1771-1835
Size 27 x 18 cms
Charles IV 1604-1675 was Duke of Lorraine from 1624 to 1634, when he abdicated under French pressure in favor of his younger brother, Nicholas Francis, and again from 1661 until 1675 (his death).
Size 33 x 22 cms
Anne “Ninon” de l’Enclos (Ninon de Lenclos and Ninon de Lanclos)1615/1623-1705) French author, and patron of the arts.
Subject gender: Female
Artist: Henry Bone
Size 13 x 8 cms
French diplomat and historian, son of Philippe Henri, marquis de Segur, was born in Paris in December 1753. He entered the army in 1769, served in the American War of Independence in 1781 as a colonel under Rochambeau
Subject gender: Male
Size 14 x 11 cms
A quasi-legendary medieval figure credited with founding or restoring the Acadèmia dels Jòcs Florals or Academy of the Floral Games. She is supposed to have left a legacy to fund awards in the form of gold and silver flowers that the city would award annually to the best poets.
Size 14 x 19 cms
Alexis Claude Clairaut was a French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist. He was a prominent Newtonian whose work helped to establish the validity of the principles and results that Sir Isaac Newton had outlined in the Principia of 1687
Size 18 x 26 cms
Charles-François Panard, or Pannard, was an 18th-century French poet, chansonnier, playwright and goguettier
Artist: Du Roncerai
Size 18 x 26 cms