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Circular Snuffbox with Portrait of Louis XIV, King of France
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Circular Snuffbox with Portrait of Louis XIV, King of France


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This painted enamel portrait miniature of King Louis XIV is one of many of the French royalty done by Jean Petitot, the acclaimed French/Swiss miniature portrait painter. A similar piece, Walters 57.254, is also in the collection.
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. National Gallery of Art, Washington. 2000.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Miniature: ca. 1670-1680; Snuffbox: 1789 (Baroque)
Medium
painted enamel set in tortoiseshell, gold, and silver gilding
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.243
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 3 1/4 in. (2.6 x 8.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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