CHARLES LE BRUN
The most important Painter in 17th century France

 


Franšais

''We wished to bestow on Sieur Le Brun, our First Painter, a mark of the esteem, that we hold for him and for the excellence of his works, wich, it is universally acknowledged, outshine those of the famous painters of the last centuries.''
Signed: Louis XIV

 Letter in wich Louis XIV made Charles Le Brun a titled nobelman, December 22, 1662, registered in the Chamber of Accounts on May 22, 1663. (Paris)

  Self portrait Charles LeBrun (1619-1690)
       First Painter to King Louis XIV

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