Beautiful French steel engraving of King Louis XII on his throne after painting by official court painter and illuminator Jean Bourdichon (1457 - 1521). The original 16th Century tempera and gold leaf on parchment painting is part of the collection of the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg still retains its bright colors and extraordinary beauty. It depicts Louis XII dictating a letter to a scribe meant for Hector of Troy while the winged figure to the right, Boreas, the god of the North wind, stands by. Comes nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In very good condition, sandwiched between mat and and back board, on laid paper, small imperfections to frame as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 15 7/8" by 12"; Mat opening: 10" by 6 1/4".