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|Author: Louis Tocque|
|Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 80x64 cm|
|Origin: France, 1739|
This is one of a number of preparatory works for the large, full-length portrait of Dauphin Louis, signed and dated 1739 and now in the Louvre, Paris. Louis , son of Louis XV of France and Marie Leszczynska, father of Louis XVI, never succeeded to the throne. Here he is shown in a lilac velvet robe stitched with gold, wearing over his cuirass the blue ribbon of the Ordre du Saint-Esprit and a white scarf. The elegant colours and emphasized grace of the pose, despite the official grandeur of the portrait, hint at the influence of the rococo style.
|Source of entry: Peterhof Palace, 1905|
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