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Portrait Oil Painting Of Louis XV, King Of France, 18th Century, Circle Of Jean-baptiste Van Loo


£5,600 | $7,553 USD | €6,505 EUR
Item Number: SA853854
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
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Circle of Jean-Baptiste van Loo
French, (1684-1745)
Portrait of Louis XV, King of France
Oil on canvas
Image size: 29.25 inches x 24 inches
Size including frame: 35.75 inches x 30.75 inches
A half- length portrait of King Louis XV (1710-1774), circle of Jean-Baptiste Van Loo. The sitter is richly dressed as befits a monarch and wears a cuirass with the blue ribbon of the Order of the St Esprit, over a gold dress coat. The upper armpiece of his cuirass is decorated with the fleur-de-lis which symbolised French royalty. The hilt of his ceremonial sword can be seen at his side. Louis XV became King of France in 1715 after the death of his great-grandfather Louis XIV. In 1723, at the age of 13 he took over as ruler from the acting Regent Phillipe II, Duke of Orleans. The painting shows him as a young man and was possibly a commemorative painting on the occasion of his succession. The portrait has been executed by a skilled artist who has been influenced by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo.
Jean-Baptiste van Loo was born in Aix-en-Provence on 14 January 1684 into a family of artists. His father was Louis-Abraham van Loo (1653-1712) and his grandfather was Jacob van Loo (1614-1670), the Dutch painter. His brother Charles-André van Loo (1705–1765) also inherited the talent and two of his sons Louis-Michel van Loo (1707–1771) and Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (1719–1795,went on to become artists.
He was tutored by his father and started out producing works for public buildings and the church. He won the patronage of the Prince of Carignan which allowed him to go to Rome to study under Benedetto Luti. Whilst there, he was commissioned by the church to produce paintings for churches. However, he also gained notoriety as a portrait painter for Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy and several members of his court in Turin. He returned to France in 1719 where he was elected a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. He travelled to England in 1737 and produced a number of portraits for the nobility including the Prince and Princess of Wales. He left England for Paris in 1742 due to ill health and then returned to Aix, where he later died on 19 December, 1745.
His work is held by many public collections and art galleries including the Birmingham Museum, Canterbury Museum, English Heritage, Government Art Collection, National Portrait Gallery, National Trust, The Royal Society, the Tate and the V&A.
Presentation: The painting is housed in a period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 91 cm (35.8")
Width = 78 cm (30.7")
Depth = 6 cm (2.4")

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