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Title:: Michel Le Tellier Year:: 1653
Artist: Nanteuil, Robert After: Champaigne, Philippe de
Medium: engraving Provenance: Charles Wickert (Lugt 2569)
Period: French 17th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Petitjean & Wickert 108 ii/ii;
Robert-Dumesnil 128 ii/ii;
Price: $500.00
Description: Generally fine impression, not brilliant but obviously the best that Wickert (one of the two authors of the catalogue raisonné) could fine, on laid paper, with partial thread margins or trimmed on the platemark; a few soft creases and tiny rust spots on the sleeve. Le Tellier (1603-1685) held a series of important government posts culminating in that of Chancellor of France in 1677.