Founding of the Observatory (1667), Colbert Presenting the Members of the Academy of Sciences to the King, from the Galerie Historique de Versailles

Leopold Massard, French, 1812 - 1889, after Charles Le Brun, French, 1619 - 1690

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Engraving on wove paper

Image: 7 9/16 × 12 15/16 in. (19.2 × 32.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Estate of Colonel John L. Ames Jr., Class of 1916

PR.985.30.45

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, lower left: Peint par Ch. Lebrun; lower right: Grave par Thibault; center: Fondation de l'Observatoire (1667) / Colbert presente au roi les membres de l'Academie des Sciences; lower left edge: Dessine par L. Massard; lower right edge: Diagraphe et Pantographe Gavard

Provenance

Colonel John Lincoln Ames, Jr. (1895-1996), Bethesda, Maryland; given to present collection, 1985.

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