Allegory in Honor of Henri IV
Allegory in Honor of Henri IV by French Engraver François Marie Isidore Queverdo (1748 – 1797); and finished by French Artist Jean Dambu (1741 – 1808)
This is a beautiful a engraving done by François Queverdo to honor Henri IV (1553 – 1610) who was also known as the epithet Good King Henry or Henry the Great.
He was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610; and was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty.
He was assassinated in 1610 by François Ravaillac (1578 – 1610), a Catholic zealot, and was succeeded by his son Louis XIII (1601 – 1643).
The engraving has the following inscriptions.
On the top left that reads: Defcends du hant des cieux augufte Verite (Descend from heaven august Verite)
On the top right that reads: Repand fur mes ecrits ta force & ta clarte (Spread over my writings your strength and your clarity)
On the bottom of the engraving that reads: A Monsiegneur Le Dauphin / Par son très-humble et très-obéissant / et très-fidèle Serviteur Queverdo (To Monsieur Le Dauphin / By his very humble and very obedient / and very faithful Servant Queverdo)
On the bottom left below the engraving that reads: Dessiné et Gravé à l’eau par F.M. Queverdo (Drawn and engraved in water by F.M. Queverdo)
On the bottom right below the engraving that reads: Terminé par J. Dembrun (Finished by J. Dembrun )
On the bottom center below the engraving that reads: A.P.D.R. / A Paris chez l’Auteur, rue Pompée S. André des Arcs No. 6 (A.P.D.R. / In Paris at the Author’s, rue Pompey S. André des Arcs No. 6 )
Allegory in Honor of Henri IV is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.