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Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV
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Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The cover and base of this box are decorated with double portraits of the daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska: on the cover, Madame Victoire and Madame Adélaïde; on the base, Madame Louise and Madame Sophie. The grandchildren of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska are depicted on the sides of the box: the duc de Berry, future Louis XVI, with a kite (on the front); Madame Clotilde holding a battledore and shuttlecock (on the left end); the comte d'Artois, future Charles X (on the right end); and the comte de Provence, future Louis XVIII (on the back). These enamel miniatures are related to portraits by Jean-Étienne Liotard, Jean-Martial Frédou, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, and François-Hubert Drouais.
Exhibitions
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance Zoé Victoire Talon, Comtesse du Cayla (1785-1852), Paris; Maurice Kann, Paris; Charles J. Wertheimer; Sale, Christie's, London, May 9, 1912, no. 14; Jacques Seligmann, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On each panel: Dailly; [Marks] of J.J. Barrière; [Date] 1767
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1912

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Period
1767
Medium
gold, painted enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.136
Measurements
H: 1 15/16 x W: 2 1/2 in. (5 x 6.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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