The funeral of French hegemony in Europe due to defeats under Louis XIV in the War of the Spanish Succession. Etching, ca. 1706.
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The Dauphin (1) leads the procession, followed by twelve pairs of ululating hounds (2). The coffin of the French monarchy (6) is followed by Louis XIV (7), his second wife Madame de Maintenon (8), James Prince of Wales (9), the Elector of Bavaria (11), the envoy of Philip, Duke of Anjou (12), Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, comte de Toulouse (13) and others, followed by the court. Paris is shown in the background, represented by grand buildings