Jean-Marc Nattier

Portrait of Louis XV of France

Portrait of Louis XV of France
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Author: Jean-Marc Nattier
Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 80x64 cm
Origin: France, 1745

This portrait of Louis XV was one of two paintings commissioned from the famous portraitist Jean-Marc Nattier in 1745. The artist depicted the sitter without any of the overstated majesty and ceremony typical of 18th-century official portraiture. Only the details of the costume - the armour and the cloak with its coats of arms - tell us that this is the King of France. In the soft modelling of forms and the gentle oval of the face with its slightly rosy cheeks, which make Louis look more like an elegant society figure than the monarch of a powerful state, we see Nattier's refined manner, typical of his portraits of the 1740s.

Source of entry: Peterhof Palace

See also

Jean-Marc Nattier Online
Jean-Marc Nattier [French Rococo Era Painter, 1685-1766] Guide to pictures of works by Jean-Marc Nattier in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
Jean-Marc Nattier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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