Engraved portrait of Louis-Antoine d'Artois, duc d'Angoulême

Louis-Antoine d'Artois, duc d' ANGOULEME

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Item#: 44700 price:$225.00

“KING FOR AN HOUR”

ANGOULÊME, Louis-Antoine d’Artois, Duke d’. Engraved portrait. [Paris: circa 1820]. Original stipple engraving, measuring 8 by 11-3/4 inches. Frame size: 10-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches. $225.

Original stipple engraving of Louis-Antoine d’Artois by Choubard after a painting from life by Jean-Marie Evrard, with the arms of Angoulême. Beautifully gilt-framed.

Louis-Antoine, nephew to King Louis XVI, escaped into exile following the French Revolution, from which he rallied expatriate forces against Napoleon. After Napoleon’s defeat, Louis-Antoine’s uncle became King Louis XVIII, who was then succeeded by his father, King Charles X, thereby placing Louis-Antoine next in line for the throne. During the Revolution of 1830, Charles was deposed and Louis-Antoine was briefly and unofficially crowned King Louis XIX, becoming the so-called “King for an Hour,” before fleeing once again into exile—never to return.

Tiny abrasion to stippled background, only the faintest overall foxing and single unobtrusive vertical crease. A near-fine historical print, beautifully framed.

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