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1875 Woodcut Paul Philippoteaux Louis XV Cardinal Fleury Marshal Noailles XEA6

1875 Woodcut Paul Philippoteaux Louis XV Cardinal Fleury Marshal Noailles XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Paul Philippoteaux which depicts King Louis XV meeting his trusted advisors, the Cardinal Fleury and Marshal Noailles, most likely discussing possible moves during the War of the Austrian Succession.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. Image not centered on page. No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches; 14 x 9 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

This piece was illustrated by Philippoteaux, Paul. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Philippoteaux, Paul

Paul Philippoteaux (1846 _ 1923) was a Parisian artist who studied at the Collège Henri-IV and frequented both his father's studio as well as those of other artists. He is most famous for his incredible cycloramas, with his masterpiece being The Battle of Gettysburg, an enormous painting which was not only over one hundred yards long, but weighed over six tons and included items such as trees, fences, and stone walls when it was originally displayed.

Keywords specific to this image: councilors, politician, meeting, history

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