Original 7 7/8 inch x 6 1/4 inch 1879 Etching
TOMBEAU DE CHARLES DE LALAING
Original 7 7/8 inch x 6 1/4 inch 1879 Etching titled TOMBEAU DE CHARLES DE LALAING.
Charles de Lalaing, baron and later 1st count of Lalaing, lord of Escornaix (1466 – 1525). Charles was born as the eldest son of Joost de Lalaing, from a family of landowners from Hainaut. He was married to Jacoba of Luxembourg, daughter of Jacob of Luxembourg and Maria of Berlaymont. He was chamberlain to successively Maximilian of Austria, Philip the Fair and Charles V. On 17 November 1505 he was made a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. From 1504 on he was governor of Oudenaarde. When Charles V spent six weeks at Charles of Lalaing’s estates during the Siege of Tournai in 1521, he met Charles’ servant Johanna van der Gheynst. As a consequence of the brief affair that ensued, the future regent Margaret of Parma was born.
Drawn and etched by Eugène Gaujean (1850 – 1900). A French engraver and printmaker.
Engraving from a disbound copy of ‘La Renaissance en France’ by Leon Palustre. Published by A Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit, Paris, 1879. Printed by A. Quantin.
Page size 17 3/8 inch x 12 1/2 inch
The etching is in very good condition with light foxing. Reverse side blank.
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