• Portrait of Louis, Grand Dauphin of France

    Artist:
    Tocqué, Louis. 1696-1772
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    80x64 cm

Tocqué, Louis. 1696-1772

Portrait of Louis, Grand Dauphin of France

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 (1729-1765), 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.

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Portrait of Louis, Grand Dauphin of France

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oil

Dimensions:

80x64 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1905; formerly in the English Palace at Peterhof

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-1124

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