“I think he sees Hearsay of the Soul as a poem, and doesn’t want to make a documentary—that was a very deliberate choice. It feels very personal, and that’s what makes it interesting.” More»
After suffering from gangrene, Louis XIV died a few days before his 77th birthday on the morning of September 1, 1715. On September 6, his heart was transported to Paris. Louis’s reign was the longest in French history, clocking in at 72 years. So why are there so few pictures commemorating the king’s death?
Read more from our prints and drawings curator on the Getty Iris here.
A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV closes this Sunday.