Cadillac receiving letters patent from representatives of King Louis XIV
Painting depicting Cadillac receiving letters patent from representatives of King Louis XIV of France by Fernand Le Quesne. Signed in lower left corner: "F. LeQuesne." Printed on front: "Courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, 1658-1730. Founded Detroit in 1701. He left Detroit in 1710 to become Governor of Louisiana." Handwritten on back: "Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe, 1658-1730. Louis XIV delivering to Chevalier de Cadillac the ordinance and grant for the founding of the City of Detroit. Painted by Fernand le Quesne, of Paris, France. Presented by the French Republic to the City of Detroit, 1902. In upper foyer of Detroit Institute of Arts theater, 1950."
- Le Quesne, Fernand
- Resource ID:
- Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de Lamothe, 1658-1730
- Detroit (Mich.)--History
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- 1 clipping : col. ; 9.25 x 7.5 in.
- Burton Historical Collection
- E&M B C1145
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