Anne Me. Louise d'Orleans Duchesse de Montpensier

Method Copper engraving
Artist Pierre Filloeul after Hyacinthe Rigaud
Published A Paris chez Odieuvre ruë d'Anjou la derniere P. Cochere à gauche entrant par la ruë Dauphine [c.1755]
Dimensions Image 133 x 93 mm, Plate 146 x 106 mm, Sheet 241 x 162 mm
Notes Half-length portrait of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, facing slightly to the right, and set within an oval upon an inscribed pedestal. She wears a cloak over her loose gown. Her hair is worn up, with a single braid falling over her left shoulder. From Dreux du Radier's L'Europe illustre.

Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627 - 1693), known as La Grande Mademoiselle, was the daughter of Gaston d'Orleans and Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier. Although Anne Marie received numerous proposals from a variety of European rulers, including Charles II of England, Afonso VI of Portugal, and Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy, she died unmarried and childless. She had fallen in love with Antoine Nompar de Caumont, a courtier, which caused scandal within the French court when she asked Louis XIV for permission to marry him. Although Louis XIV originally consented to the marriage, pressure from the disapproving court caused him to reverse his decision. Upon her death, Anne Marie's vast fortune was left to her cousin, Philippe of France.

Pierre Filloeul (b.1696) was a French engraver active between around 1730 and 1755.

Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659 - 1743) was a French baroque painter. Although of Catalan origin, Rigaud's career was focused in Paris.

Condition: Water stain to right edge of sheet, and sometime toning to sheet. Small spot of foxing to bottom left of oval.
Framing unmounted
Price £25.00
Stock ID 40087