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Nicolas Pitau the Elder
Gaspard de Fieubet, Chancellor to Queen Marie-Thérèse of France


Brilliant impression

Artist: Nicolas Pitau the Elder (about 1633-1671)
Title: Gaspard de Fieubet, Chancellor to the Queen Marie-Thérèse of France
Date: 1662
School: French, XVIIth century
Medium: engraving
Dimensions: 335 x 264mm (image), 345 x 273mm (sheet)
Watermark: Bunch of grapes

Inscriptions/marks: <<GASPAR DE FIEVBET REGIA SANCTIORIBUS CONSILIIS LIBELLORV SVPPLICV MAGISTER ET REGINAE CANCELLARIUS>> in the oval border; <<C. le Feubure Pinx>> in the plate lower left; <<N. Pitau sculp. 1662>> in the plate lower right
Condition: good condition on laid paper with clear watermark, small loss on oval border at right, three marks of foxing
Description: engraving on laid paper after a painting by Claude Lefebvre (1632-1675) of Queen Marie-Thérèse’s Chancellor, Gaspard Fieubet who bought the Hôtel Fieubet on the quai des Célestins in 1676 and had it remodelled to designs by Hardouin Mansart and decorated by Le Sueur. 
Reference: D. Wildenstein, Gazette des Beaux-Arts 62 (1963), pp. 305-13, catalogue of prints by and after Claude Lefebvre
Provenance: Colette Mas, Paris