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This is an original 1877 monochrome lithograph of King Louis XIV confronting the Comte de Lauzun about his proposed marriage to Madame de Montespan. The King forbade the marriage to take place despite his original promise to Lauzun. The Comte proceeded to break his own sword as a metaphor for the King breaking his word.
This 134+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.
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This piece was illustrated by Fredericks, Alfred. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Sword, Costume, Fashion, Royal, Monarch, Renaissance, Medieval, Marital Contract, Noble, Palais Royal, Paris, France