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Louis XVI


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This miniature is in a elaborate gold frame, enamelled and set with brilliants. On the back is a monogram (a double "L") in gold. The portrait may be after a detail of a full-length oil painting of the King by Antoine-François Callet (1741–1823) at Versailles. In this painting the king wears a similar ermine robe and flowing lace cravat.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Dumont (likely added later); [Initials] Pierced and raised over pink silk forming a cage-like backing: Ll
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
19th century
Medium
watercolor on ivory
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.50
Measurements
H: 2 3/8 × W: 1 15/16 in. (6 × 5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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