Engraved portraits of Robert Nanteuil
Drawer and engraver with a chisel, Robert Nanteuil is one of the most sought-after portrait artists of the century of Louis XIV. The Condé de Chantilly Museum has an exceptional collection of the artist's works, more than 360 intaglio prints and a masterpiece of pastel art, the Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), engraved in 1676 by Nanteuil himself as a frontispiece for Jean-Baptiste Legrand's thesis.
Among the characters whose features Nanteuil engraved are the entire royal family: Chantilly's collection includes about fifteen portraits of Louis XIV, Queen Anne of Austria, the Great Dauphin, Philippe d'Orléans, the king's only brother, etc.
The Graphic Arts Firm will exhibit, from October 2019 to January 2020, the portraits of Nanteuil that the Duke of Aumale acquired.
This exhibition was prepared thanks to the support of the Friends of The Domaine de Chantilly.