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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Nicolas Larmessin the Younger, French (Paris 1684 - 1755)
After Jean-Antoine Watteau, French (Valenciennes 1684 - 1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Louis XIV Awarding the Blue Ribbon of the Order of the Holy Spirit to the Duke of Burgundy, Father of Louis XV, the Reigning King of France
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Louis XIII metant le Cordon Bleu a Monsieur de Bourgone...
Series/Book Title: Recueil Jullienne
Work Type
18th century
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Physical Descriptions

Engraving and etching
sheet: 47 × 62.5 cm (18 1/2 × 24 5/8 in.)
plate: 37 × 46.5 cm (14 9/16 × 18 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left: A. Watteau pinxit
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, right: N. de Larmessin Sculp.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left and right: LOUIS XIIII METANT LE CORDON BLEU A MONSIEUR DE / BOURGOGNE PERE DE LOUIS XV, ROY DE FRANCE REGNANT. / Gravée d'Aprés le tableau original Peint par Watteau, haut de 2. pieds / 8. pouces sur 1 pied 10. pouces le large. // LUDOVICI XV. REGNATIS PATREM, BURGUNDIORUM DUCEM / DEBITO STE. SPIRITUS ORDINE DONAT LUDOVICUS XIIII. / Scalptus juxtà Exemplar à Watteavo Depictum altitudo 2. pedem / cum 8. uncüs, et latitudo 1. pedes cum 10. continet.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, centered: Tiré du Cabinet de Mr. de Jullienne / a Paris avec privilege du Roy.


Recorded Ownership History
Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire, by 1884, by descent, sold [through Christie's, London, July 15, 2015, lot 172]; to private collection, United Kingdom, sold [through C. G. Boerner LLC, New York], to; Harvard Art Museums, 2017

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Dacier & Vuaflart 227

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund
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Object Number
European and American Art

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