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Date: 1766Plate Size: 5.75 x 4.75Engraver: Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune
Strikingly detailed heraldic engraving featuring a serpent, keys and the Cross of the Holy Spirit. Only nobility was allowed entrance to the Order of the Holy Spirit or "Ordre du Saint Esprit".
Moreau "the younger" was a prolific engraver who served the court of Louis XVI and joined the Académie Royale in 1789.
The engraving is in good condition, with a small tear to the top right hand corner, out of the plate. There is some light surface dirt.
Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Collections, February 2015
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